Calcaneus (bone of the heel) LAT view x-ray is part of the two-view calcaneus series. The projection is used to evaluate the calcaneus, talonavicular, talonavicular, and talonavicular joints. A beam of radiation is sent through the heel during the scanning procedure, and all pictures are captured on the screen. If you have significant heel pain, redness, or swelling in your heel, your doctor may order an X-ray of both Calcaneus in lateral view to determine the reason.
X-ray imaging helps determine the cause of pain, or why the pain appears unexpectedly. After the test, the doctor will get an idea and will rule out further treatment. It is also helpful in monitoring the healing of broken bones or finding any infections at the later stage.