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CT Scan PNS Saggital View

Overview

CT scan PNS sagittal view is an imaging technique that generates multiple cross-sectional pictures of paranasal sinuses (PNS), which are integrated by a computer programme to give an image.

What is CT scan PNS sagittal view?

CT scan PNS sagittal view is considered a gold standard diagnostic test for detection of abnormalities of the nasal sinuses.

  • CT scan PNS sagittal view is a non-invasive and painless test.
  • CT scan PNS sagittal view is used to examine the frontal recess area and lateral nasal wall.
  • Contrast CT scan PNS sagittal view assists in tumor detection.
  • Latest multi detector CT scanner captures images faster and minimizes radiation exposure.

CT scan PNS sagittal view can provide images of soft tissues, vasculature, and bones.

How is a CT scan PNS sagittal view performed?

In a CT scan PNS sagittal view, many X-rays are directed towards the nose, data collected by electronic detectors and processed by computers to form an accurate image. The procedure involves:

  • The patient lying in a supine position on a table for CT scan PNS sagittal view.
  • Contrast may be injected.
  • The table slides slowly into the scanner many
  • The patient is asked to hold his/her breath during each scan.

The procedure is completed in 10-15 minutes.

Risks of CT scan PNS sagittal view

The risks of CT scan PNS sagittal view include:

  • Radiation exposure, with greater susceptibility in children.
  • Allergic reactions to contrast used.
  • Pregnant women are not advised to take the test as it may cause foetal abnormalities.

Preparation for CT scan PNS sagittal view

Antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce inflammation of sinus before a CT scan PNS sagittal view.

  • The patient is advised to clear his/her nose before a CT scan PNS sagittal view.
  • If the patient is claustrophobic, medication is administered.
  • All accessories removed.

Post-care for CT scan PNS sagittal view

  • If contrast is used, lactating mothers are advised to avoid breastfeeding for 48 hours after the scan.
  • The patient may resume regular activities after a CT scan PNS sagittal view.

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