The Urgency Room is exactly what you’ve been looking for — a medical facility with shorter wait times and better care. Our facilities are owned and operated by the Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), which means you’ll always be in the hands of highly experienced physicians. Our convenient locations in Eagan, Vadnais Heights and Woodbury are open 365 days per year, including holidays, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, so you can rest assured that we are here for when you may need medical help most.
Out state-of-the-art standalone facilities are stocked with advanced equipment including:
- X-Ray Machine
- High-complexity Lab
- Sedation Capabilities
- CT Scanner
Our comprehensive equipment ensures we’ll be able to help you with a wide spectrum of problems, from identifying complex symptoms to treating you with what’s best. From kidney stones to broken bones, The Urgency Room of Eagan, Vadnais Heights and Woodbury can help you in a fraction of the time. And when you need services such as a CT scan, you don’t want to be waiting around. When minutes matter, come to us!
What Is a CT Scanner?
Computed tomography, or CT as it’s widely known as, is commonly used to quickly and accurately detect internal injuries. While a CT scanner functions differently than an X-Ray machine, it still uses X-Rays as a means of taking images of different parts of the body. Much larger than a traditional X-Ray machine, CT scanners use a gantry, which is a large metal circle that stands vertically. When receiving a CT scan, the patient lays flat on a bed that moved through the center of the gantry. While the bed moves horizontally through the gantry, moving X-Ray tubes within the gantry rotate around the patient, capturing images from all angles instead of just one like with a standard X-Ray.
A CT scanner’s X-Rays make full rotations around a patient in order to capture “slices” of the patient. Instead of receiving a flat image, physicians are able to obtain images of internal cross-sections that they can assemble, take apart turn and examine from different angles. The resulting 3D images enable physicians to be able to examine the skeleton, organs and tissues of a patient while trying to pinpoint abnormalities such as bleeding, fluid or tumors.
When Do You Need a CT Scan?
When your medical urgency calls for more information than a standard static X-Ray can provide, a CT scan may be in order. CT scans are quick and painless, and they provide a vast amount of crucial information in regard to internal injuries specifically as they can detect blood vessels and soft tissues along with bones. For example, if you are feeling severe internal discomfort when you come into your nearest Urgency Room, a CT scan could see if you’re suffering from excess fluid or internal bleeding—things a standard X-Ray may not detect as well.
CT scanners are excellent tools to detect:
- Broken bones
- Blood clots
- Excess fluids
- Cystic fibrosis
- Injuries from trauma
Along with being able to detect and locate those internal abnormalities, a CT scanner can also help physicians identify issues such as heart disease or cancer. As with a standard X-Ray, you must be free of metal jewelry or accessories before getting a CT scan. In some instances, you may be asked to take or be injected with a substance called a contrast medium. When taken by mouth or injected through a vein, a contrast medium will help highlight specific areas to be examined during a CT scan. It could help identify a clot or internal bleeding among other medical problems.
Having a CT scan taken of your body can take just minutes with our advanced equipment. Once completed, our physicians will be able to examine the results on digital images of your internal injuries or ailments. The CT scan is a very safe and reliable procedure that helps physicians at your nearest Urgency Room identify, assess and treat what could be causing you pain and discomfort.
The Urgency Room Is Ready to Help You
If you’ve recently experienced trauma or blunt force, or are feeling internal discomfort—symptoms of internal bleeding or broken bones varies depending on location—come to your nearest Urgency Room. Our wait times are updated live and are a fraction of the time you would wait elsewhere. Situated right off of major highways, our locations are convenient to those in Minneapolis, St. Paul or surrounding suburbs.
When you need treatment fast, coming to an Urgency Room is one of the best decisions you can make. Our physicians are caring, accurate and experienced, and they can help get you back on your feet quickly. First and foremost, we care about you and your well-being. Even after you leave our care, you can gain insight and care instructions with our broad library of aftercare videos. When you come to The Urgency Room, you’ll be getting way more than the long wait and short attention you’d receive elsewhere.
If you’d like to see more, check out our virtual tour of a typical Urgency Room. You can also call with any questions you may have before stopping in! Our friendly and caring team is here to answer your questions and give you the peace of mind that The Urgency Room is the place for you if you need high-quality medical care quickly—including CT scans and internal examinations. Call, come in or check us out today! You’ll be glad you did.