Step into Standing CT and get the most accurate diagnosis for your injury.
Perimeter Orthopaedics is the only practice in North Atlanta that offers true 3d weight bearing CT imaging of the foot and ankle. PedCAT™ scans allow Dr. Paul Spiegl to view his patient’s foot and ankle abnormalities in their normal standing position providing for a more accurate analysis. A few minutes after the patient steps onto the pedCAT, the scan is reconstructed and ready for review. This technology, known as cone beam volumetric tomography (CBVT), aid doctors in diagnosing and treating conditions like subluxations and dislocations, midfoot injuries, bunions, flat feet, sprains, arthritis, and diabetic related issues.
The pedCAT offers numerous benefits:
- Physicians can view foot and ankle abnormalities in the patient’s normal standing position allowing for a more accurate analysis.
- The ultra-low dose of radiation generated by this PET scan is significantly less than radiation from traditional CT imaging.
- Images are unencumbered by overlapping anatomy and are shown to be more sensitive and accurate for detection of osteophytes and subchondral cysts.
- In instances where patients cannot bear weight on the foot or ankle, the patient has the ability to sit down on the included seat during the scan.
Paul V. Spiegl, M.D.
Paul Spiegl, M.D. specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle, total ankle replacement and diabetic foot. He founded Perimeter Orthopaedics in 1983.
PedCAT™ is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). IAC is a nonprofit organization in operation to evaluate and accredit facilities that provide diagnostic imaging and procedure-based modalities, thus improving the quality of patient care provided in private offices, clinics and hospitals where such services are performed.