Digital X-Rays and Foot Care

digital x-ray traverse city miDr. Stych’s digital x-ray system, the Fuji FCR XL-2, is capable of producing high resolution (50 micron) scans, making it ideal for foot and ankle applications where seeing fine detail is critical.

Advantages of digital x-rays include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation is used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

Environmentally, this state-of-the-art digital x-ray system avoids sending corrosive chemicals into the Great Lakes Watershed.

digital x-ray traverse city miIf copies of your  digital x-ray images are requested by a Munson Medical Center Radiologist, or if another specialist needs to view the images we have, they are easily copied onto a CD and made available for the seamless continuity of your care at the medical facility of your choice.

We store your images both onsite and offsite, as is required by the FDA. This is done daily, securely, and can be accessed with our computers that are in every patient treatment room.

Dr, Stych's Blog

  • Charcot Foot
    November 26, 2018

    What is a Charcot Foot? A Charcot [shar-koh] foot, sometimes called Charcot joint, is a complex syndrome characterized as a foot with multiple fractures and joint dislocations in a patient with neuropathy (loss of sensation) and a history of minimal or no known trauma. It is named after Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a 19th century French […]

  • Dry, Cracked Skin of Winter
    February 18, 2018

    Skin is one of the important natural barriers that works along with our immune system to defend the body against organisms that can cause infection. The skin on our extremities – hands and feet – are the most vulnerable and require additional attention to remain healthy during the cold, dry months of winter. I recommend the following […]

  • How to correct crossover toe, keep patients active
    November 26, 2017

    Crossover toe is a common foot problem that can inhibit physical activity for active adults, but conservative treatment can slow down the progressive deformity, or outpatient surgery can correct the deformity and keep people active and on their feet. Individuals with hammertoes, bunions or a second toe that extends beyond the big toe are most […]