Rather than shipping a cast to
us, practitioners have the option to scan and upload the file via DAFO e-Orders, avoiding inbound shipping costs and benefiting from additional order tracking through production and shipping cycles.
For full scanning details, download and read our Digital Scanning Guidelines document before submitting scans.
Here are a couple quick tips:
When sending in your scans, please tell us which scanning method you used:
Scan the plaster positive
Scan the outside of cast:
Measure the cast thickness at the forefoot, instep, and leg. Send these measurements to us with your scan.
Direct scan of patient:
Be sure they are sitting reasonably still and the scan captures their best corrected foot and ankle position as much as
Accepted file formats
(Please convert your file to one of these file types before sending)
File sizes between 1MB and 25MB.
When saving the scan file, ensure the units are in millimeters.
Try to keep your scan file to a reasonable size to ensure smooth transmission (apx. 10MB).
How to create and prepare casts for scanning & measuring:
How to measure cast thickness:
How to check scan accuracy: