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Is MRI or CT better for detecting sinus infections?

Is MRI or CT better for detecting sinus infections?

CT is better: Although both MRI and CT can demonstrate sinus infection, CT is superior in demonstrating the thin bony walls of the sinuses, which are very important for evaluation of disease severity, as well as guidance for treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Ct scan report reveals acute sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus.doctor has prescribes clavam,velgut,xyzal-M and nazal spray.I have head heaviness.

Ct scan report reveals acute sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus.doctor has prescribes clavam,velgut,xyzal-M and nazal spray.I have head heaviness.

Sinusitis: Sounds like you have sinusitis. Those Indian medicine names will not be recognized by most US MDs. However, I suspect at least one is an antibiotic. The spray could be a decongestant or a steroid. All sounds appropriate. Be patient and your head heaviness should improve. See a doctor again for fevers, severe facial pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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Ct scan showing acute sinusitis, what medications are good for this?

Ct scan showing acute sinusitis, what medications are good for this?

Depends: If bacterial in etiology, appropriate antibiotic. A lot of sinusitis associated with allergy and asthma, usually antihistamines. Should consult your physician, ...Read more

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Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Due to its deeper location in the skull sphenoid sinusitis requires ENT evaluation. Most likely you will need antibiotic therapy and decongestants. Surgical treatment was served for severe cases. Check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and medical treatment. ...Read more

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Sir my CT scan reveals left maxillary sinuses and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,2nd opinion ENT advised me for clavam,xyzal-m and nazal spray.Is it ok?

Sir my CT scan reveals left maxillary sinuses and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,2nd opinion ENT advised me for clavam,xyzal-m and nazal spray.Is it ok?

Yes.: Clavam is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) here in the US, Xyzal is an antihistamine. If you are not taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor(MOI) and do not have heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, prostate enlargement, liver disease, kidney disease, or a thyroid disorder, and do not use Otrivin more than 3 nights in a row so as not to damage the nasal mucosa. Sterile saline(salt) spray /drops are best ...Read more

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CT scan report reveals polyp retention on left maxillary sinus(3*1.5) and bilateral sphenoid sinuses.Doctor has asked for surgery,is surgery necessary?

CT scan report reveals polyp retention on left maxillary sinus(3*1.5) and bilateral sphenoid sinuses.Doctor has asked for surgery,is surgery necessary?

Sinus polyp: Hello. A maxillary sinus polyp that is in the bottom of the sinus will not interfere with normal sinus drainage pathways. The question really is have you been treated with aggressive medical therapy. This month I treated a patient with sphenoid sinusitis which completely resolved. It may be worth seeing another ENT doctor for a second opinion ...Read more

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Is nasal endoscopy effective for sinus infections?

Is nasal endoscopy effective for sinus infections?

Helps the diagnosis: Nasal endoscopy helps in the diagnosis of sinus infections. It is not a treatment for infections. Infections are treated with antibiotics, mucus thinners, decongestants, saline sprays and occasionally steroid sprays. ...Read more

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Who could evaluate a CT scan for maxillary fracture treatment?

Who could evaluate a CT scan for maxillary fracture treatment?

ENT: This type of injury is usually treated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgeon, also called an Otolaryngologist, or facial plastic surgeon that handles trauma. The CT scan would initially be interpreted by a radiologist. ...Read more

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Is orbital CT scan and CT scan sinus the same?

Not quite: The CT of the sinuses focuses in on the sinuses (though the radiation goes through the entire skull) and generally covers the entire set of sinuses (sphenoid, maxillary, frontal, ethmoid). The orbital CT will cover the eye sockets (and those pictures are zoomed in). While the sinuses lies behind the eyes (& so they overlap), the focus & coverage of these scans are slightly different. ...Read more

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Will I get contrast for a sinus ct?

Will I get contrast for a sinus ct?

No: Not usually for assessing allergic and bacterial sinusitis. ...Read more

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Could sinus CT scan show the nasopharynx?

Could sinus CT scan show the nasopharynx?

Yes: Nasopharynx is included in scan. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of ct sinuses. ...Read more

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Could a sinus CT scan pick up nasopharyngeal cancer?

Could a sinus CT scan pick up nasopharyngeal cancer?

Maybe: If there is suspicion of a nasopharyngeal cancer, a thorough head and neck exam should be done. This should include nasal endoscopy to directly visualize the area. If a mass is seen, a biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read more

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4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?

4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?

Not an option: Recurrent sinusitis is common, mostly viral in origin and not an indication for surgery. Antibiotics won't help. CT scans are abnormal in 90% of patients with true chronic sinusitis. Evidence suggests that nasal lavage can help reduce symptoms of acute sinusitis. Consult with your physician to see if an allergy to dust mites, pollen or other allergy is contributing to your symptoms. ...Read more

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CT scan Neg. For clogged sinuses on Doxycycline for sinus infection still, however having horrible sinus pain and pressure what is it?????

CT scan Neg. For clogged sinuses on Doxycycline for sinus infection still, however having horrible sinus pain and pressure what is it?????

Sinusitis: Without seeing and examining you and obtaining further history cannot diagnose you, but you might try saline nasal rinses with a Neti-pot, decongestants and a visit to an ENT doctor if you have not yet done this. Usually one does not need antibiotics for sinusitis. This may be due to allergy or represent inflammation elsewhere besides the sinuses. See somebody soon. ...Read more

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan reveal chronic pancreatitis?

Would a CT scan reveal chronic pancreatitis?

Chronic pancreatitis: Will typically show up with pancreatic calcifications on ct scan. If there is pancreatic swelling, enlargement, or surrounding changes in the fat, then acute pancreatitis/pancreatic carcinoma must be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Ct Cisternogram (Definition)

Ct cisternography is a procedure used to identify subtle leaks of spinal fluid along the skull base. Images are obtained in various orientations and often with the patient in various positions before and after a liquid which shows up with ct (contrast) is instilled into the spinal fluid. Since ct images show bone detail well the test works well to identify leaks in ...Read more


Dr. Moshe Lewis
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more