Lower Extremity Imaging
Purpose: Lower extremity imaging includes images of the pelvis, hip, upper leg, lower leg, ankle, foot or toes.
Preparation: Lower extremity imaging does not require any advance preparation. Prior to your exam, an ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist will explain the procedure and answer any questions you have. If you think you are pregnant, please tell the technologist before your exam.
What to Expect: During your exam, a lead shield may be used to cover your reproductive organs. In order to provide the radiologist with multiple views, the technologist may ask you to change positions. The technologist will review the images, and if they are acceptable, you will be free to leave.
Post Exam Information: Your images will be reviewed by a Radiologist and the results of your exam will be forwarded to your physician. Your physician will be able to discuss the results of your exam with you.
Time Frame: 5-10 minutes
Contact for additional information: Rusk County Memorial Hospital Imaging Services Department at 715-532-5561 ext. 1244.