Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will my insurance cover the x-ray, ultrasound, or EKG if I have the exam performed in my home?
A. Yes. Medicare covers the cost of your home exam, as do nearly all other insurance carriers.

Q. Who qualifies for home exams?
A. Anyone who would find it physically or psychologically taxing to obtain an exam outside of their home.

Q. Can home exams be performed upstairs or downstairs?
A. Yes! We can easily bring our equipment up and down several flights of stairs. No problem.

Q. When will my doctor recieve my exam results?
A. Results will be sent to your doctor within hours of your exam.

Q. Can exams be performed on contracted patients?
It seems impossible.

A. Yes. This is very common. Our technologists specialize in obtaining great radiographs regardless of the patient's mental and/or physical condition by utilizing proven methods and techniques.

Specialty Portable X-Ray often obtains BETTER images with our equipment than what can be achieved at the hospital! Our equipment is extremely versatile and allows for exams to be completed on even the most difficult patients.

Q. How does SPX deal with confused and uncooperative patients?
A. Our state-of-the-art digital equipment is extremely fast and accomodating.The patient does not have to stay still for the entire exam in order for us to obtain an optimal study. In fact, most radiographs are obtained using less than one second of exposure time.

Q. Are x-rays safe?
A. Yes, safer than ever! Thanks to our advanced digital technology, built-in computer enhancemnets, and the use of our ultra-sensative cesium x-ray plates, the exposure needed to acquire a portable x-ray is now 40-90% less, while simultaneously delivering higher quality images.

Remember, if your doctor has ordered an x-ray exam, they feel that the benefits far outweigh any potential risk.

Q. When will my doctor get the results of my x-ray / ultrasound exam?
A. Today. Your doctor will POSITIVELY get your results the same day we perform the exam, even on weekends. In addition, any urgent resuts are called in directly to your doctor's office.

If needed, we will page your doctor and/or contact them through their service. Your urgent results will not be delayed.

Q. Can I, a private individual, request a portable x-ray or ultrasound exam?
A. No. All medical x-rays and/or ultrasound exams must be ordered by a physician with a medically valid reason. All results are sent and / or called directly to your physician's office.

Have your doctor call us if you feel your loved one could use our service.

Q. I have unique circumstances. Can you provide special arrangements for me, such as...


Arrive within a specific time frame?
A. Yes. Our staff will work dilligently around YOUR schedule in order to get the exam completed.  


Call when you're on your way BEFORE you arrive? 

A. Yes. We will ALWAYS call you well in advance of our arrival to let you know we are on our way.  

Wait for the aide to arrive?

A. Yes.    


Can you come around and use the back or side door?

A. Yes. 


Can the exam be performed with me lying down in bed or sitting in a chair? 

A. Yes. We understand that caring for your loved one can be a difficult and all-consuming task. Specialty Portable X-Ray would like to help you, not add to your already difficult situation.

Q. What types of exams can Specialty Portable X-Ray provide in my home?
A. SPX provides x-rays for all body parts for many different reasons. Most commonly, we provide chest x-rays to rule out things like pneumonia, congestive heart failure, pleural effusions, and other ailments.

We x-ray all body parts to rule out fractures, dislocations, osteomyelitis, and lytic/blastic lesions. Ultrasound exams, such as Doppler studies, are conducted to rule out things like deep venous thrombosis (blood clots), echocardiograms, general ultrasound of the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, thyroid and pelvis.
If you feel that you or a loved one is in need of one of these exams, notify your doctor and have them call 888-XRAY-NOW.