Is ultrasonography used in the diagnosis 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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Ultrasonography is of limited use. A-mode ultrasonography may be useful in screening for fluid in the maxillary sinus. B-mode (gray scale) ultrasonography may be useful in detecting fluid in the cavity, mucosal thickening, or soft tissue mass in the maxillary sinus.

See the main article Imaging in Sinusitis for more information.


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