What is a CT Scan?
A CT scanner (Computerized Tomography) uses digital geometry processing to create a 3D image of the inside of an object. The 3D image is produced after many 2D X-ray images are taken around a single point of rotation. In more simple terms, many pictures of the same area are taken from many angles and then placed together to produce a 3D image. TCO currently only offers a CT scan of the foot and ankle.
An Uncompromised View in Foot & Ankle Diagnosis
TCO has the power and precision of pedCAT™. We can evaluate and diagnose our patients with the confidence that only true weight bearing CT imaging can provide. The pedCAT is the first in-office, ultra-low dose CT solution for the foot and ankle.
TCO can capture both feet simultaneously in standing or seated position in under a minute, or capture a partial single foot in 20 seconds. The full 3D volume is ready to view in less than three minutes.
Enhanced Diagnose From Weight Bearing Views
True weight bearing 3D images overcome crippling limitations such as distortion and superimposition presented in traditional weight bearing plain radiographs, while providing significantly more precise and detailed diagnostic information.
Ultra Low Dose CT Imaging
At virtually the same radiation dose as traditional 2D x-rays and an average of 90 percent less radiation than conventional medical CT scans, the pedCAT assesses a wide spectrum of clinical conditions including fractures, dislocations, arthritic joints, Lisfranc injuries, tarsal coalitions, osteomyelitis, flatfoot condition, metatarsalgia, hallux valgus, bone cysts, fused joints, etc.