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Foot Xray

 Foot A/P view xray  A/P Foot View
  • Demonstrates:
  • Helpful for: Metatarsal Fracture, Metatarsal Stress Fracture, Lisfranc Injury, Jones Fracture,

Position:°

Beam directed

Foot oblique view xray Oblique Foot View
  • Demonstrates: lateral metatarsals, midfoot articulations, sinus tarsi
  • Helpful for: Metatarsal Fracture, Metatarsal Stress Fracture, Lisfranc Injury, Jones Fracture, Sinus Tarsi Syndrome,

Position:Supine with knee flexed and internally rotated so that the plantar surface of the foot rest on the cassette at a 30° angle.

Beam directed perpendicular to the 3rd metatarsal base.

Foot lateral view xray Lateral Foot View (mediolateral)
  • Demonstrates: metatarsals superimosed on one another, calcaneous and talar lateral projections.
  • Helpful for: Metatarsal Fracture, Metatarsal Stress Fracture, Lisfranc Injury, Jones Fracture,

Position:lateral with affected side down; foot resting on cassette and ankle at 90°.

Beam directed perpendicular to base of 3rd metatarsal.

Harris-Beath view xray Harris-Beath View
  • Demonstrates: body of calcaneous, middle and posterior facets of the subtalar joint
  • Helpful for: Tarsal Coalition, Calcaneal Stress Fx, Calcaneous Fracture, Talus Fx, Subtalar Dislocation, ,

Position: erect; sole of foot flat on cassette.

Beam directed 45° toward the midline of the heel.

(Harris RI, JBJS 1948:30Br:624)

  Canale View
  • Demonstrates: talar neck
  • Helpful for: Talar neck fracture,

Position: ankle in maximum plantar flexion and foot pronated(internally rotated) 15°

Beam directed 75° angle from horizontal plane in the A/P plane (15° cephalad)

(Canale, JBJS 60A:143;1978).

  Broden's view
  • Demonstrates: articular surface of posterior facet. Shows posterior facet as it moves from posterior to anterior.
  • Position:pt supine, cassette under leg/ankle, foot in neutral flexion with leg internally rotated 30-40
  • Beam centered over lateral malleolus; xrays taken at 40, 30, 20, 10 degrees toward head of patient. 
  • (Bruden Acta Radiol 31:85;1949). Generally get CT instead.