Among the list of vital standards that most health care professionals should do will be have the diagnosis of their patient's issue correct. Until they get that appropriate, then choices as to the best treatment may not be made and suggestions offered around the best treatment recommended. Historically any diagnosis had been depending on the actual examination and also a review of the background of the problem and minimal imaging such as an x-ray. In case a diagnosis couldn't be established out of that information, this became a matter of pursuing the individual to look at the way the symptoms develop and then the diagnosis could become obvious. Currently as well as the plain and simple x-ray now we have much more state-of-the-art imaging approaches including ultrasound which is making the diagnosis process so much easier. An episode of the podiatrists live, PodChatLive has been devoted to the issue of diagnostic ultrasound to help determine conditions in the feet.
In that edition of PodChatLive the hosts had on Stuart Wildman to speak about his experiences with the use of diagnostic ultrasound. He is a Physical Therapist, musculoskeletal Sonographer and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd based in the UK. They reviewed some of the politics and also teaching regarding ultrasound use, just what the benefits and constraints of ultrasound are, as well as the tissues and conditions which can be pictured around the foot and ankle with ultrasound. Stuart is the Owner and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd which he launched in 2013. Stuart splits his time between Radiology and Physiotherapy where he performs both diagnostic and guided interventions in both places. Stuart Wildman qualified from the University of Southampton in the UK in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and continued to get an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire and a PostGrad Certificate in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and the Christ Church University.