CT of the facial skull Kiev

CT of the facial skull

CT of the facial skull is a highly accurate quick diagnosis using x-rays to obtain the most reliable results – layered images of all projections of the examined maxillofacial region, bones:
  1. • jaws (upper and lower);
  2. • nose;
  3. • cheekbones;
  4. • sky;
  5. • lacrimal;
  6. • others.
Time: from 1.5 to 5 minutes Preliminary preparation: not needed if no contrast medium will be used Contraindications: none Restrictions: pregnancy, weight over 150 kg, allergy to iodine (if it is necessary to use contrast), early age (children up to 6 years old). Report preparation time: 30 minutes. The purpose of CT scan of the facial skull CT of the maxillofacial region allows:
  1. • “see” possible pathological processes, including hidden, occurring, most often as a result of injuries;
  2. • identify the obvious and hidden pathology of ENT organs;
  3. • measure the identified formations as accurately as possible;
  4. • recreate the full picture of an existing disease
КТ черепа CT is prescribed to detect:
  1. • “see” possible pathological processes, including hidden, occurring, most often as a result of injuries;
  2. • identify the obvious and hidden pathology of ENT organs;
  3. • measure the identified formations as accurately as possible;
  4. • recreate the full picture of an existing disease.
CT is prescribed to detect:
  1. • fractures of jaw bones, cheekbones, others;
  2. • fluids, polyps, cysts in the nasal sinuses;
  3. • thickening of the mucosa;
  4. • sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, ethmoiditis, and other inflammatory diseases of the nasal cavities;
  5. • stages of diseases and their course;
  6. • source of inflammation;
  7. • neoplasms of the nasal cavities, the contents of the orbits, other areas;
  8. • not erupted teeth;
  9. • curvature of the nasal septum.
A CT procedure of the bones of the facial skull is prescribed to exclude oncology and any abnormalities, as well as in the case of upcoming plastic surgery on the face.

How is the CT scan of the facial skull

The patient is placed on a mobile table of the tomograph, the head is fixed with a special device to ensure complete stable immobility. Only the patient is in the office. Communication with the doctor takes place through a feedback device. The table begins to move, the apparatus starts: the frame with the X-ray and sensors moves in a circle, scanning bones and tissues of the facial skull from all angles. All information received is collected on a computer and the image is displayed on the monitor in the form of layered, horizontal slices. The patient does not feel any discomfort, no unpleasant and painful sensations. The price of CT face 1000 gr. CT scan of a person with a bolus – 2400 UAH

The introduction of a contrast medium (bolus)

In most cases, the bones of the facial skull are scanned without intravenous administration of contrast, a substance made using coloring iodine. If a bolus is prescribed, an anesthetist puts it into a vein. Reaction to contrast: heat, slight tingling (“goosebumps”) in the body. Indications for bolus administration:
  1. • there is a suspicion of the presence of neoplasms;
  2. • to assess the state of ENT organs during the course of treatment of neoplasms;
  3. • to exclude the presence of relapse.
The contrast improves the “visibility” of the structures and tissues of the studied area, allows you to accurately determine the location of the disease. The substance is completely eliminated from the body during the day. Patients suffering from allergic reactions should report this before starting the CT procedure with contrast.

What are the risks of having a facial CT scan?

The procedure of CT examination does not pose any threat to the health of the patient. Our office is equipped with the most advanced equipment providing a minimum dose of radiation. A man in two years of life receives the same dose of radiation. In order not to harm the unborn child, the woman, before starting the CT scan, is obliged to inform her doctor of her “interesting position”, pregnancy. Special precautions will be taken.

How to prepare for CT of the facial skull

Preparation for CT of the facial skull is necessary only if it is necessary to use contrast. Who will use the bolus should refrain from eating 6 hours before the session. There should be nothing metallic on the patient.

Getting Results

After the procedure, the radiologist studies, analyzes and describes the images. The patient receives: digital copies of the pictures, their description by a radiologist with a signature and seal. Our CT-cabinet has a program for automatic image quality control. Accurate detailed diagnosis of the bones of the facial skull allows you to identify hidden fractures, pathologies, diseases and take timely measures to eliminate them.