HRCT Temp-Coronal is a high resolution computed tomography scan that provides high resolution images of the middle and inner ears. (1)
What is HRCT Temp-Coronal?
HRCT Temp-Coronal is a safe and painless diagnostic imaging procedure. HRCT temp-Coronal is performed to diagnose and treat problems of the middle and inner ears. It helps diagnose and treat hearing loss, pulsatile tinnitus, middle ear inflammation, temporal bone trauma, and other disorders. (1)
How is HRCT Temp – Coronal Performed?
HRCT Temp – Coronal is a non-invasive procedure:
- The patient lies down on the CT examination table.
- A contrast may be injected intravenously.
- The patient has to first lie on back with the arms on the sides, and the head is firmly held with a holder.
- Then the patient has to lie on the stomach with the head resting on the chin.
- The table will slide into the CT scanner in such a way that only the head is covered by the scanner.
- The scanner takes high resolution images of the temp-coronal region.
HRCT Temp – Coronal is a short procedure which takes approximately 30 minutes. (2)
Side-effects of HRCT Temp –Coronal
HRCT Temp – Coronal is a safe procedure. Rare side-effects include:
- Allergic reaction or kidney damage due to the contrast.
- Exposure to radiation.
Preparation before Performing HRCT Temp – Coronal
HRCT Temp – Coronal does not require much prior preparation.
- Discuss allergies and other health issues with the doctor.
- Follow the instructions of the doctor about discontinuing certain medications before the HRCT Temp –Coronal examination.
- If the scan is done with contrast, the patient may be required to fast for several hours before the test.
Post-care after HRCT Temp – Coronal
Patients can go home immediately after HRCT Temp –Coronal.
- Follow the advice of the doctor regarding medicines to take after the procedure.
- Drink plenty of fluids to flush out the contrast dye, if it is used for the procedure.
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