Book Appointment

    CAT Scans

    Sometimes a podiatrist may prescribe a computed tomography (CT) examination (also known as a “CAT scan”) to help diagnose and treat a foot or ankle problem. A CT is a kind of X-ray device that takes cross sectional images of a part of the body, giving the physician a three-dimensional image.

    Common foot problems a CT exam can address include:

    • Arthritis
    • Deformities
    • Flat feet
    • Foreign bodies
    • Fractures
    • Infection
    • Tumors

    CT scans are often superior to conventional X-rays because they can more accurately pinpoint a suspected problem.

    Pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are advised against having a CT exam or any X-ray examination.

    Call for an Appointment (847) 540-9949 or Book Appointment