Greeley, CO
A 60-year-old female asked:

Ive had constant headaches for months, the mri showed up normal, i asked my doctor today if i could get checked for a sinus infection, since yrs ago i had a headache for a yr and a half, and thats what it was, can an infection show up on a cat scan?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Headache ?'s: A persistent headache with a negative MRI may result from sinus infection. A CT is not necessary to diagnose this condition , as simple "plain films" ( Waters/Towns views) will be adequate to direct therapy.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Considerations : CAT scan is valuable for sinus views but you might benefit from evaluation of TMJ & dental problems, ?giant cell arthritis, cervical spondylosis, cerebral ischemia, and migraine Maybe a neurologist?
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Last updated Dec 13, 2020
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