Sinus CT Imaging
One of the best ways to diagnose sinus problems is with a CT (computed tomography) scan, also known as a CAT scan, a noninvasive, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat various medical conditions. CT scanners create 3 dimensional x-ray images of the sinus anatomy and thus provide physicians with valuable information for an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Zadeh and his staff understand that time is precious and that suffering from sinus problems can deprive one of valuable time.
We are committed to providing the highest quality and most efficient care possible so that patients achieve fast and effective relief. Therefore, we have the most advanced diagnostic technology available to expedite diagnosis. By using the latest advancements in CT technology, sinus CT scans can now be performed in Dr. Zadeh’s office with the Xoran MiniCAT™ scanner, a small, upright CT scanner that creates fast and exceptional quality images of the sinuses.
CT of the sinuses is primarily used to:
The quick and comfortable Xoran MiniCAT™ scan:
- The patient sits comfortably upright in the scanner chair.
- With the open and patient-friendly design of the CT scanner, the sense of claustrophobia that many people experience during CT scans taken on full-body CT scanners is eliminated.
- Scans are fast: ranging between 20 to 40 seconds, depending on the protocol selected.
Xoran MiniCAT™ scans are safe and convenient:
- Since the scanner is on-site, no additional appointments are needed for the imaging studies when one is deemed necessary.
- The results of the CT scan are available immediately to the patient and Dr. Zadeh. With instant access to digital 3D images of the sinuses, the disease process is diagnosed faster and therefore no time is lost between the visit and initiation of therapy.
- The radiation dose is much lower than sinus scans taken on full-body CT scanners.
- The Xoran MiniCAT™ not only optimizes image quality, but it also minimizes the radiation dose in accordance with ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). For more information on the radiation dose.