What can show up in a CT scan of the sinuses?

What can show up in a CT scan of the sinuses?

The CT scan used in our office can detect a variety of things including nasal polyps, inflammation or infection of the sinuses, and fluid-filled sinuses.

Can a CT scan show sinus problems?

A CT scan can give the doctor a better view of your sinuses and can also identify any structural issues. If the doctor suspects sinusitis, the scan will help diagnose that ailment. It can also evaluate if the sinuses are filled with fluid and show thickened sinus membranes.

Why would you have a CT scan of your sinuses?

Sinus CT scanning is used for the following purposes: to help confirm a sinusitis diagnosis. to assess disorders that cause inflammation. to learn about growths in the nasal cavity and sinuses (benign and cancerous). to create a “map” of the patient’s sinus cavities in order to plan for surgery.

How long does it take for a CT scan of the sinuses?

You may be asked to remove jewelry and earrings. The actual scan should take about 30 seconds. The entire process should take 15 minutes.

Do you need an IV for a sinus CT scan?

Although uncommon, your doctor may order a sinus CT with intravenous (IV) contrast. This allows for better visualization of blood vessels and other structures. Please refer to the Computed Tomography section for more details about CT scanning and the associated risks and benefits.

How do I prepare for a sinus CT scan?

CT Sinus with IV Contrast: Do not eat anything for 4 hours before the exam. Drink only clear liquids, such as plain jello, tea, fruit drinks without pulp, black coffee and water. If you are over 60, diabetic or have high blood pressure, a blood test is needed before your scan. (See Exams That Require Contrast).

What do you wear for a sinus CT scan?

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your sinus CT scan. Metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed for the sinus CT scan. You may be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work.

What is the cost of a sinus CT scan?

Specific CT Scan Procedures and National Cost Averages

Procedure Price Range
CT Bone Density Scan Cost Average $300 – $3,800
CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) Cost Average $600 – $6,000
CT Neck Cost Average $1,000 – $7,600
CT Spine and Neck Cost Average $1,000 – $9,300