CT imaging allows providers to have a more in-depth look at your sinuses to determine the cause of blockages. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, hearing loss, or ear infections, your ENT may order a CT scan of the sinuses or temporal bones to visualize the area and obtain the information necessary to create a comprehensive and effective treatment plan.
The CT Scan Experience
When you arrive at the office for your CT scan, you will need to remove your glasses, earrings, hearing aids, and/or any dental appliances. You will then lie down on a table with your head inside the CT scanner.
While you lie still, the machine will move around your head and capture images. The actual test takes about five minutes, and your appointment should last no longer than 20 minutes.