Foot CT scans

CT or CAT scans of your foot or feet are easy and the procedure is painless.

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What are Foot CT scans?

The process of taking a CT of the foot begins by taking many different X-ray views at various different angles, which are then combined with the use of computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissue inside of your foot.

CT of foot in two views

Ordinary X-ray testing does not show clear images of soft tissue, so doctors often request CT scanning to get a good image of soft tissue including organs, muscles, blood vessels and nerves,. Sometimes a contrast dye is used as it shows up clearer on the screen.

Various bones in your body can be seen during a quality CT scan of the foot.

Reasons for a Foot CT scan:

CT scans are used for a multitude of reasons. They may be done to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps. They also identify the location of tumors, the stage of cancer, and where to perform a biopsy.

A foot CT scan can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. They are important in planning for certain types of therapy and surgery, as well as in the aftermath to determine whether the patient’s body is responding to treatment.

CT scans can be used to detect cysts or infections in the foot. They can also identify the bone structures within the foot and can accurately measure the density of bones.

A CT scan is often used to quickly inspect a patient's foot after an accident in order to identify traumatic internal injuries.

CT of foot from bottom in two views

A Foot CT scan may help diagnose (find):

A CT scan of the foot allows physicians to examine bones, soft tissues, and joints to determine whether there are any damages, fractures, or any further abnormalities.

A foot CT scan may detect tumors or masses that may be cancerous, that may require treatment, which is planned for using the scan. It will display location, size and shape of the tumor or mass.

A CT scan of the foot may diagnose diseases or infections. Osteoporosis is often diagnosed through a CT scan.





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ABOVE: Back of foot CT scan.




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