Foot and Ankle Radiology


  • Robert Christman, DPM, FACPR, ABPOPPM, Director of Radiology; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Director of Online Learning; Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA

This text/atlas of radiography introduces the scope of diagnostic radiology applicable to podiatric medicine, including normal and pathological presentations of the foot and ankle. It covers the principles of radiographic interpretation, normal and variant radiographic anatomy and development of the foot and ankle, systematic evaluation of bone and joint disorders, as well as bone and joint abnormalities. An excellent guide to the radiographic presentations of pathologic conditions, this book acquaints the reader with specific radiologic pathology of the foot and ankle and offers a solid understanding of general diagnostic radiology and pathologic correlation. It also demonstrates how to systematically analyze a radiograph and identify conditions that are intrinsic to the foot or that represent manifestations of extrinsic disease.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-08782-0

Table of Contents

Section 1 Plain Film Radiography
1. Radiation Physics, Biology and Safety
2. Radiography Equipment Considerations and Accessories
3. Positioning Techniques & Terminology
4. Exposure Techniques and Special Considerations
5. Film Quality

Section 2 Radiographic Anatomy
6. Principles of Radiographic Interpretation
7. The Normal Foot and Ankle
8. Normal Variants and Anomalies
9. Normal Development
10. Developmental Variants

Section 3 Systematic Approach to Bone and Joint Abnormalities
11. View Selection for the Radiographic Study
12. Systematic Evaluation of Bone and Joint Abnormalities

Section 4 Radiographic Biomechanical Analysis
13. Principles of Biomechanical Radiographic Analysis of the Foot
14. Foot Segmental Relationships and Bone Morphology
15. Pediatric Abnormalities of Position

Section 5 Special Imaging Procedures
16. Overview of Special Imaging Studies
17. MRI/Cross-Sectional Imaging

Section 6 Bone & Joint Disorders
18. Fractures & Related Conditions: Fundamentals
19. Classification of Fractures & Dislocations
20. Osteonecrosis and Osteochondrosis
21. Bone Infection
22. Joint Disease
23. Bone Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions
24. Miscellaneous Disorders