Sinus CT Imaging

Computed tomography, or CT, of the sinuses is a powerful diagnostic tool, creating cross-sectional and/or 3-D images of the paranasal sinuses. It is the most reliable imaging technique used to diagnose obstructions of the sinuses.

CT scanning for the sinuses uses X-rays in the imaging process, the same as other CT equipment. Primary uses of sinus CT imaging include diagnosis of sinusitis, detecting inflammatory diseases in the sinus area, evaluation of thickened sinus membranes and fluids, providing additional information to other diagnostic methods, and plotting treatment and surgery strategies by providing more information about the local anatomy.

In-Office CT Scanner & Sinus CT Imaging Treatment

A mastoidectomy is the surgical removal of infected air cells within the mastoid bone. These air pockets are typically due to mastoiditis, ear infections, or other inflammatory conditions of the middle ear. When the bone becomes infected, it can lead to further complications including facial paralysis.


The mastoid is the bone between the ear and the jaw. Recurrent and untreated ear infections can eventually spread to the bone which causes further discomfort and symptoms including fever and swelling. Mastoiditis is most common in children and can be treated with antibiotics. In rare cases surgery such as a mastoidectomy may be needed to remove infected bone.