With the latest technology and the most up-to-date training, the Dallas Sinus Center can diagnose sinus problems with state-of-the-art Sinus CT scan.
What does a Sinus CT show?
The interior of the sinuses, which often cannot be seen on endoscopy unless the patient has had prior surgery, can be viewed on the CT scan images. If desired, the sinuses can be imaged in more than one angle to obtain images from above, side or front views. There are also office-based and operating room-based computers that allow the reconstruction of additional planar views and even 3-D reconstructions that may allow for more detail and better surgical planning. These types of scans are often called navigational scans. They allow the CT scan images to be displayed during surgery as a system which can track the location of the surgical tools inside the nose when overlaid upon the x-ray images. These types of scans can be very useful for more difficult cases or in cases where prior surgery and scar tissue or disease may have changed the usual landmarks inside the nose.