Diagnostic imaging is used to assist us in diagnosing and treating foot pain and foot conditions. Diagnostic medical imaging includes x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, and arthroscopy.
Quality diagnostic imaging is available in all of our South Florida offices. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, call us at 561-793-6170 today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced podiatrists in Royal Palm Beach and surrounding areas or click here to request an appointment.
What is a Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam?
- Podiatric diagnostics include a variety of different diagnostic medical imaging tests that allow doctors to get a picture of your injuries inside your body. Here are definitions of the quality diagnostic imaging tests we offer:
- X-Rays: Most x-rays now are digital x-rays, which provide a clearer picture and higher resolution images than traditional x-rays. They detect stress fractures, broken bones, swelling, and a variety of other problems inside your ankles and feet.
- MRI: MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging and gives the doctors a different picture than can be seen with an x-ray.
- Ultrasound: A test that provides doctors another look inside the body. It uses sound waves to produce an image and helps doctors diagnose foot or ankle pain.
- Fluoroscopy: This is a type of moving x-ray test, like a video of your ankle or foot moving so that the podiatrist can diagnose a joint injury, for example.
- Endoscopy: Is a minimally invasive procedure where the doctor takes a look inside your ankle or foot using a camera to diagnose the problem.
- Arthroscopy: This is a specific type of endoscopy used to examine the joints.
How does Podiatric Diagnosis Work?
Most radiology and imaging services must be scheduled ahead of time. Some are performed in our offices and some are scheduled offsite. Certain tests are administered by a radiology imaging specialist and must be read by a diagnostic radiologist.
Diagnostic medical imaging can be used to diagnose a variety of different problems that could be causing your foot or ankle pain but are not evident by a regular examination. When podiatrists need to see inside of your ankle or foot, they can see what type of injury you might have affecting a bone, tendon, ligament, joint, or tissue.