An X-Ray of the right foot is a radiological test used to image the parts of the right foot. An X-ray test uses a small dose of ionizing radiation to image the bones and soft tissues. The soft tissues appear dark, while the bones appear white in an X-ray scan. The doctor may recommend this test to diagnose abnormalities of the right foot like fractures, dislocations, infections, arthritis (inflammation of joints), etc. X-ray scans are also used to monitor the healing of bones after surgical procedures.
X-ray tests are safe and painless imaging techniques. The test takes about 20 minutes, though the exposure time to radiation usually lasts about a second only. X-ray tests are generally not preferred for pregnant women.