What is the role of CT scans in the workup of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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CT scanning can be used to identify osseous changes such as cortical erosions, pathologic fracture, and periosteal reactions. Because of resolution limitations, however, this modality may not be as useful in evaluating soft tissue infection, although injection of intravenous contrast may provide better visualization of deep space abscess formation.


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