X-rays utilize a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation to penetrate soft tissue to view the skeletal structure of the human body. X-rays are helpful in determining whether a bone has been fractured or damaged by conditions such as an infection, arthritis, or another disease. Our Seattle podiatrists can use this technology to help diagnose a broad range of ailments.
Pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are advised against having X-rays because the radiation may harm the unborn child. Always disclose pregnancy with your physician before diagnostic testing. It is also important to bear in mind that where on your body the X-Ray is taking place is critical when considering radiation risk factors, as is size and age.
X-Ray technology has been around for over 100 years, but remains an important tool for physicians to get an idea of what is going on inside your body. Our Seattle podiatrists have the experience and skill to examine the resulting images to eliminate possible causes of your pain or discomfort and determine how best to combat it.
Call Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington today at (425) 678-3877 to learn more about our team and find out how we can help you!