Dr. Stephen Wagstaff

Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine

Podiatrist - Greenbrae
1363 South Eliseo Dr. Suite C
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 925-1150

Podiatrist - Healdsburg
455  March Ave Suite C
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-8860

 



Computed tomography (CT) examination (also known as a CAT scan) is used in podiatry to help diagnose and treat foot or ankle problems. 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. CT scans are often superior to conventional X-rays because they can more accurately pinpoint a suspected problem. Common foot problems a CT exam can help diagnose include: arthritis, deformities, flat feet, foreign bodies, fractures, infection, and tumors.

Pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are advised against having a CT exam or any X-ray examination because the radiaiton may harm the unborn child.




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