CT - PNS WITH NASOPHARYNX

CT - PNS WITH NASOPHARYNX

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CT - PNS WITH NASOPHARYNXHow does CT work? CT uses X-rays to perform its work. These X-rays come from an X-ray tube which is placed inside a square machine called the gantry. The part of your body to be scanned goes inside a hole in this gantry. Why is CT such a good modality? Ordinary X-ray pictures are one-dimensional representations of body parts but CT allows us to section the body to view its inner parts. Thus, the skull X-ray only shows us the outer part, whereas CT shows us the inner parts of the brain. Where is CT useful? All parts of the body can be scanned with CT. For each part, there are specific indications or reasons for scanning. Your referring doctor and the consultant radiologist are the best judges of the usefulness of CT scanning in a specific situation and areas. Are there any dangers of CT scanning? Though X-rays involve radiation, there are no dangers, in practice. In women who are pregnant, however, CT scanning should be done after weighing all the risks. What is the injection that I may receive? Majority of the patients will be injected with a "dye" which enhances the ability of CT scans to pick up abnormalities. This is routine. The dye used is a non-ionic contrast medium, which is much safer than the routine, cheaper, ionic dyes. Are there any complications because of the "dye"? 0.5% of patients may get nausea and redness of the skin. Though severe reactions are known, these are very rare and uncommon.


Why is CT - PNS WITH NASOPHARYNX done ?

CT Scan PNS Coronal View. You might have to get a CT Scan PNS Coronal done when the front and back views of your Para Nasal Sinuses are required by your doctor. CT Scan PNS Axial is performed on a patient when top and bottom views of the Para Nasal Sinuses are required to spot, diagnose and treat the complication.

CT - PNS WITH NASOPHARYNX Instructions

CCO:
Ask for the status of pregnancy in a female patient.No food intake 6 hrs prior to CT SCAN. Only liquids can be taken untill CT SCAN is done.. All the regular medications can be taken with sips of water. Ask for any history of claustrophobia.

SLAs:
For CT test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For CT test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Confirm the compliance of preparations required. Ask the patient to wear comfortable clothes free of metals, zippers, hooks.

SLAs:
For CT test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For CT test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is CT - PNS WITH NASOPHARYNX ?

PNS is the full form of Para Nasal Sinuses. A CT PNS is an imaging test of sinuses which uses X-Rays to bring out in-depth images of air-filled spaces within the bones of the face, surrounding the nasal cavity. It usually includes the upper area of the throat, behind the nose. Some doctors refer to CT Scan PNS as Sinus CT Scan also. A coronal or frontal plane is perpendicular to the ground and divides the body into dorsal (posterior or back) and ventral (anterior or front) portions. A transverse plane, also known as an axial plane or cross-section, divides the body into cranial (head) and caudal (tail) portions. The Nasopharynx is the upper part of the throat.