Digital radiography of the foot

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:

  • fractures
  • dislocation
  • osteoarthritis
  • deformities
  • inflammatory arthritis
  • calcification
  • heel spurs
  • bone infection
  • improper bone alignment
  • tumours

Steps included in digital imaging treatment

Digital imaging in a podiatry clinic is performed quickly and painlessly.

  1. Positioning of the foot and images in a standing position.
  2. Evaluation and measurement of the foot in order to identify structural issues.
  3. 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.