Digital radiography of the feet
Digital radiography of the feet is performed at a clinic. This technique creates a medical image using X-rays to view the foot’s bone and joint structure.
With just one visit, digital imaging allows the podiatrist to make a rapid and accurate diagnosis of any issues affecting the feet.
What digital radiography enables us to see
X-rays make it possible to instantly view the bones of the foot and ankle, in order to detect the presence of:
- inflammatory arthritis
- heel spurs
- bone infection
- improper bone alignment
Steps included in digital imaging treatment
Digital imaging in a podiatry clinic is performed quickly and painlessly.
- Positioning of the foot and images in a standing position.
- Evaluation and measurement of the foot in order to identify structural issues.
- Diagnosis and explanation of results in the clinic.
Digital radiography can be an excellent tool used to track the evolution of a condition over time, for example, in order to see how the foot heals.
Advantages of digital radiography
This treatment includes several advantages:
- rapid and accurate diagnosis
- access to results on site at the clinic, during a single visit
- safe method, as it minimizes exposure to X-rays
- possibility of obtaining a copy of the digital imaging of the foot in CD-ROM format
Compared to X-rays taken by a doctor, those taken by a podiatrist are performed in a standing position, which provides a much more accurate diagnosis of the foot. In fact, X-rays taken in hospitals are often taken while the patient is in a sitting or lying position, which makes it impossible to observe the foot in its natural, weight-bearing position.
Make an appointment today to enjoy the benefits of digital radiography.