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What is a CT Scan?


A CT scan – also called CT or computed tomography – is an X-ray technique that produces images of your body that visualize internal structures in cross section rather than the overlapping images typically produced by conventional X-ray exams.

A conventional X-ray is limited to a 2-D visualization. Diagnosis and treatment planning can require a more complete understanding of complex 3-D anatomy. CT examinations provide a wealth of 3-D information that can be used when planning or performing sinus or ear surgery. CT scans provide a greater ability to diagnose conditions which could be missed on conventional films. In a nutshell, the CT scan enhances your physician’s ability to see what he/she needs to see before treatment is started.

Until recently, if your doctor needed a CT scan to diagnose your sinus or ear problem, he or she would have sent you to a hospital or imaging center for a scan and then brought you back to the office for a follow-up visit to discuss your diagnosis and make a treatment plan. This process could take days or even weeks, delaying your treatment and relief. The physicians at Kentuckiana Ear, Nose & Throat are using the latest technology and can diagnose your problems during your office visit using an in-office scanner. Kentuckiana Ear, Nose & Throat is proud to offer this technology and convenience to our patients. We are fully accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).