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Heel pain can be caused by disorders of either the plantar fascia, calcaneus, tendons, or adjacent nerves. Because these conditions can lead to pain located in a small area of the heel, a precise clinical diagnosis may be difficult. This article describes some of these various causes of heel pain and how MR imaging helps to characterize them.
The most important distance measured during CT pelvimetry is the interspinous diameter of the pelvis as seen on axial scans, because most cases of obstructed labor occur at the level of the ischial spines. As the spines are difficult to identify on the anteroposterior digital scout radiograph, the fovea of the femoral head has been used as a landmark to… (More)