Doctor insights on:
Ct Sinus Coronal Only
Normal variant : When your sinuses form they are typically filled with air and are lined with mucosa. Frontal sinuses, as well as, others may not form or they form incompletely. Aplastic is a term that describes an underdeveloped structure. ...Read more
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?
Can't examine you: Can't see your scan. Ask the professionals that know you best, your PCP or your ENT Specialist. Know that the longer you wait, the larger the neoplasm grows, the more it will erode surrounding tissues, the longer and harder the surgery and the post surgical recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imaging of sinuses: There are many sinuses of the cranium (skull) and facial bones. Disease of the sinuses or obstruction may be difficult to diagnosis. Tumors may occur from bone or sinus lining (mucocoeles) and obstruction may lead to fluid accumulation, pus and/or sinusitis. A computed axial tomography ("cat") scan will help to visualize and diagnosis sinus disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus CT: Sinus CTs take a couple of minutes to do. Most are done without contrast so you do not need an IV unless your doctor is looking for an enhancing mass, which I doubt in your case. You just need to hold still and do not move through the scanner ( which is shaped like a doughnut). Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Super bad sinus pain and sinus CT "showed nothing" how an this be! And why am I still having pain?
Look for other cause: Problem for otolaryngologists are patients who present with recurrent, persistent sinus pain out of proportion to findings on physical exam.Patients experienced documented acute sinusitis in past often present new similar symptoms, lack objective evidence of new active sinus infection.These patients may or may not be experiencing an upper respiratory tract infection/nasal drip.Remain vigilant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more