Does a sinus CT scan show a deviated septum if you have one?

Deviated septum. CT scans take cuts through part of the septum so it is possible that a septal deviation could be missed. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Yes. The sinus ct provides a very detailed evaluation of the sinuses and would show a deviated septum.

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Had a sinus CT scan for a deviated septum/chronic sinusitis. Now I'm worried about cancer from the radiation. Is it unlikely?

That is so silly. One ct scan does not cause cancer. It has such small maount of radiation that you have to have dozers or more ct scans of the whole body before this type of thought should come to your and my mind. So quit worrying and start engaging your mind in something more productive and be more hopeful...Go for a daily walk...That can do wonders to relive anxiety like you have. Read more...
CT radiation concern. Hello, most patients who have chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis that do not respond to medical therapy will need additional diagnostic testing to determine a reason and thus a solution for the sinus ailment. This may include an endoscopy to visualize intranasal deformities or a ct radio graphic image. The ct technology has evolved to provide detailed information with little radiation exposure. Read more...
Very unlikely. While many studies have recently been published about radiation exposure & risk for cancer, the main concern is from repeated x-rays, not the occasional one. The media has also pointed out that it's important to go to reputable facilities that check their equipment regularly to insure appropriate dose is used. But in general, your risk for cancer from sinus ct scan is very unlikely. Read more...
Don't worry. It is highly unlikely to get cancer from a ct scan otherwise they wouldn't be doing them on anyone. Read more...

Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Nasal obstruction. Excellent question! Remember that the sinus CT scan just captures one moment in time. You might have recurrent sinusitis instead of chronic sinusitis. You might have allergy symptoms mistaken for sinusitis. Deviated septum can definitely obstruct sinus clearance. But so can unnecessary sinus surgery! See an ENT specialist in rhinoplasty AND sinus surgery for best results to your problem. Read more...
Deviated septum. A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. Read more...