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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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Can a CT scan with no contrast always see a sinus issue or can it b missed for some reason?

Can a CT scan with no contrast always see a sinus issue or can it b missed for some reason?

Possibly: Ct scans of sinuses are generally very good tests to evaluate for sinus disease. However, all tests can have their faults. If there is still something wrong that fits into sinus disease then you may need to see an ENT and possibly get a scope. ...Read more

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I have a bloating pain in my left ribcage dizziness feels like sinus preasure had CT chest with contrast normal had CT abdomen no contrast normal im s

I have a bloating pain in my left ribcage dizziness feels like sinus preasure had CT chest with contrast normal had CT abdomen no contrast normal im s

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...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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What is the definition or description of: sinus ct?

What is the definition or description of: sinus ct?

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 more

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How long does a sinus CT take?

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

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Will a sinus CT show the brain?

Will a sinus CT show the brain?

Part of it: Study not done to evaluate brain so not reliable for this; however, some of brain will show up on sinus CT. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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