What information can CT scanning provide in regard to the development of acute sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CT scanning can provide valuable information regarding the anatomical and mechanical contributions in the development of acute sinusitis. Coronal views with bone windows are the preferred sinus study for evaluating each of the sinuses as well as the ostiomeatal complex. CT scan findings may be used to differentiate orbital cellulitis from periorbital cellulitis as a complication or to evaluate extension into intracranial space.


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