In the case of sinus pathology diagnosis, CT scans for the neck, face and ENT are also performed, even in cases of various ENT diseases.
In which cases should a neck, face, ENT CT examination be performed?
In cases of inflammation or infection of the eye sockets or sinuses.
To diagnose fluid-filled sinuses.
In cases of tumor in the eye sockets or sinuses.
How should one prepare for a neck, face, ENT CT?
It is advised to arrive without jewelry or metals that may interfere with the scan and wear comfortable clothing.
In addition, the patient may sometimes be asked to remove their hearing aid, or detachable dental devices. Women are advised to arrive wearing a bra that does not contain metal.
The doctor should be informed of any contrast agent sensitivity. Patients with diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, heart disease and asthma should consult a doctor regarding the vitality of the examination, as there is a higher risk of problems due to the contrast agent. In cases of sensitivity to iodine or asthma, anti-allergic drugs will be administered before the scan to prevent allergic reactions to the contrast agent.
In cases where a contrast agent is to be used, the patient may have to fast for 6-4 hours prior to the examination.
Women at the age of fertility should notify the doctor if they may be pregnant. The examination is not recommended for pregnant women, as it is may harm the fetus.