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Overview Brief

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal scan provide high resolutions images of the temporal bones that are present at the side and base of the skull in both the axial and coronal planes.

What is HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal?

HRCT Temporal Bone Axial and Coronal is an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. The scan helps to identify and locate tumours, inflammation, infection, and fractures in the temporal bones. (1)

How is HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal Scan Performed?

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal scan is a safe and quick procedure:

  • The patient lies down on the CT examination bed.
  • A contrast may be injected intravenously.
  • The bed slides inside the CT scanner, which takes crosssectional images of the temporal bones in coronal and axial planes.

Side-effects of HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. Some rare complications include

  • Allergic reaction or kidney damage due to the contrast.
  • Exposure to radiation during HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal.
  • Harmful effects of radiation on pregnant women.

Preparation before Performing HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal scan does not require much prior preparation.

  • Discuss allergies, chronic diseases, and medications with the doctor.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about stopping certain medications before the procedure.
  • Fast for several hours, if contrast is going to be used.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.

Post-care after HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial and Coronal is a simple and safe procedure.

  • Patients can go home and resume normal routine after the test.
  • Consume more fluids to flush out the contrast.
  • Follow the advice of your doctor about taking certain medications after the procedure.

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