Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays at Fitter Feet for Life

'Fitter feet for life' has a high quality digital x-ray processor. This allows magnification to diagnose defects in joints that are otherwise hard to detect by traditional X-Rays. The software allows accurate measurement of deformities and degrees of arthritis which is beneficial for diagnosis, treatment and for accurate surgical planning.


What is an x-ray?


X-rays are a form of radiation like light or radio waves, which pass through most objects, including the body. Different parts of the body absorb the x-rays in varying degrees. Dense bone absorbs most of the radiation while soft tissue, such as muscle, fat and organs, allow more of the x-rays to pass through them. As a result, bones appear white on the x-ray, soft tissue shows up in shades of gray and air appears black.

How does x-ray work?

An x-ray machine produces a controlled source of radiation that passes through the body, recording an image on a special digital image recording plate.

What do I need to do before the x-ray?

Most bone x-rays don’t require any special preparation. However, women should always inform the radiologist if there is any chance they are pregnant: many imaging tests are not performed during pregnancy so as not to expose the foetus to radiation.

What happens during the x-ray?

Foot X-ray from back

At your appointment, you may be asked to remove your shoes socks or tights. You’ll be asked to stay as still as possible whilst the x-ray is taken, to ensure a clear image is produced.

How long will it take?

The process of taking the film will last only a few minutes, but tit may be necessary to take further X-rays at different exposures or, different positions. This usually takes no more than 5 - 10 minutes, and your total time in the Department should be about 20 minutes.

X-Rays at Fitter Feet For Life - a picture gallery