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Overview Brief

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans provide high resolution images of the superior portion of the temporal bones that are present at the side and base of the skull. (1)

What is HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans?

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans are important diagnostic imaging techniques used to diagnose problems in the ear, detect tumours in the ear or brain, and to treat fractures in the skull.

How are HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans Performed?

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans is a non-invasive and painless procedure:

  • The patient lies down on the CT examination table.
  • The head is held in position with the help of a holder.
  • The CT table slides inside a CT scanner, in such a way that only the head is inside the scanner.
  • The scanner takes multiple images with an axial view of the Temporal bone.

The entire HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans are completed within 30 minutes.

Side-effects of HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans are safe and do not have side-effects.

  • Patients may feel anxious during the HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans.
  • Exposure to radiation can cause cancer.
  • Exposure to radiation is riskier for pregnant women and young children.

Preparation before HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans

HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans is a pre-scheduled procedure.

  • Talk to your doctor about medical history, allergies, and health issues.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • Remove jewellery and other metal items before entering the CT area.

Post-care after HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans

There is no specific post-care routine after HRCT Temporal Bone – Axial Scans.

  • Patients can go home and start normal routine after the scan.
  • Report any feeling of discomfort after the scan.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about medications to take after the scan.

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