St. Luke's University Health Network

Digital X-rays

Digital X-Ray is a picture of bones and tissues

One of the oldest and most effective diagnostic tools, the X-ray simply is a picture of the body’s bones and tissues. Using electromagnetic radiation, doctors and specially trained radiology technologists can diagnose problems and recommend further treatments and therapies. 

The digital X-ray is a very common, safe and pain-free test that is used to study a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Knee, hip, elbow and other joint problems
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Spine problems
  • Heart and lung diseases
  • Blockages in the blood vessels
  • Sinus infections
  • Tooth decay and other dental problems
  • Issues with the jaw

Locations for Digital X-Rays and Chest X-Rays

All digital X-rays, including chest X-rays, are available at the following locations:

Bethlehem

Walk-ins accepted at the following locations.

St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
B Entrance at Main Lobby/Centennial Wing
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
484-526-1000

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St. Luke's North
153 Brodhead Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017
484-526-1000

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Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 4:30 pm

Allentown

Walk-ins accepted at the following locations.

St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus
1736 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18104
484-526-1000

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St. Luke’s West End Medical Center
501 Cetronia Road
Allentown, PA 18104

X-ray walk-ins:
7 am – 10 pm, 7 days a week 
484-426-2501

Ultrasound by appointment:
Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 7 pm 
484-526-1000

Coaldale Area

Walk-ins accepted at the following locations.

St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus
360 West Ruddle Street
Coaldale, PA 18218
484-526-1000
1-800-801-7745 (toll free)

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St. Luke's Urgent Care Center – Jim Thorpe
1104 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-2400

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Tamaqua Medical Center 
137 N. Railroad St.
Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-645-1917
570-645-1471 (fax)

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Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 4 pm

Easton

St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus
1872 St. Luke's Boulevard
Easton, PA 18045
484-526-1000

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St. Luke's Bone & Joint Institute
Medical Office Building - Anderson Campus
1700 St. Luke's Boulevard
Suite 200
Easton, PA 18045
484-526-1000

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Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Quakertown

Walk-ins accepted at the following locations.

St. Luke's Hospital - Quakertown Campus
1021 Park Avenue
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-538-4575

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St. Luke's Bone & Joint Institute
1534 Park Avenue
Quakertown, PA 18951
267-424-8875

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St. Luke's Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center
2793 Geryville Pike
Pennsburg, PA 18073
215-538-4575
484-526-1000

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Poconos

St. Luke's Pocono MRI Imaging
3 Parkinson's Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570-424-8000
570-517-5100 (fax)

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Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am to 7 pm
  • Walk-ins accepted (no appointment necessary)

Learn more about the services offered at Pocono MRI Imaging and Diagnostic Center.

Wind Gap

St. Luke's Wind Gap Medical Center 
487 East Moorestown Road
Wind Gap, PA 18091
484-526-1000

Maps & Directions

More About X-Rays

The type of condition and image requested by the doctor will determine how the patient will be positioned and how many views are necessary.

As in most photos, it is important to take a clear image, so the patient is asked to remain motionless and hold the breath for one second.  In some cases, the patient may have to hold to a certain position very briefly, so there might be a moment of discomfort until the image is taken.

Digital Images

X-rays no longer are done using film. Instead, images are now captured digitally, and are therefore clearer and more accurate. In addition, images are meant to be read by the doctor and radiologist on a computer screen, which can be enhanced by the computer's capabilities. Test images are accessible by the doctor within minutes of your exam and can be sent electronically to your doctor. If necessary, CD-ROMs are available from the hospital’s Medical Records Department if your doctor would like them.

Chest X-Rays

Chest X-Ray: picture of bones and tissues around the heart and lungs

The chest X-ray is one of the most common diagnostic radiology examinations. This safe and pain-free test captures images of the bones and tissues in the areas of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, airway, spine and chest to diagnose a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Spine problems
  • Heart problems
  • Chest pain and injuries

Preparing for an X-Ray

The type of condition and image requested by the doctor will determine how the patient will be positioned and how many views are necessary.  Also, in some cases, the patient may be asked to take medications that will enhance the picture.

As in most photos, it is important to take a clear image, so the patient is asked to remain motionless and hold the breath for one second.  In some cases, the patient may have to hold to a certain position very briefly, so there might be a moment of discomfort until the image is taken.

Digital Images

Chest X-rays no longer are done using film. Instead, images are now captured digitally, and are therefore clearer and more accurate. In addition, images are meant to be read by the doctor and radiologist on a computer screen, which can be enhanced by the computer’s capabilities. Test images are accessible by the doctor within minutes of your exam and can be sent electronically to your doctor. If necessary, CD-ROMs are available from the hospital's Medical Records Department if your doctor would like them.