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Old 11-02-2004, 08:21 AM   #1
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C-Scan question

Well what do you guys think??? I had a C-Scan almost a year ago because I had bad congestion... the c-scan showed NOTHING.

Can I get a polip or a deviated septum thru this years? I mean after the C-sacn was done a year ago??? What can be physically diferent today than last year that is causing so much misery? (congestion, sinus pain on my right side?)

Can the results of todays C-scan be differnt from that of last year in terms of physical differences, such as polyps, deviated septum, etc???

 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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Re: C-Scan question

Were you laying on your tummy or back because that matters. Chronic sinus problems are usually in the smaller sinuses and you must be laying on your tummy for the scan. "Coronal planes" <---- important!

 
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: C-Scan question

I was lying on my back.... now what??

 
Old 11-02-2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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Re: C-Scan question

Hi Gab,

I'm in NY and they don't do the CT scan in both positions anymore -- they are able to get all views while lying on your back. Find out if the place you went to does it this way.

As for your other question, yes, conditions in your sinuses can change all the time. I have had far too many sinus scans over the years and they differ frequently. Try to get one when you're feeling realtively well, so that it will show any chronic problems, not just an infection. You can develop polyps at any time, too.

Good luck,
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:32 PM   #5
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Re: C-Scan question

You need to be laying on your tummy to get a good and acurate CTscan and I'd ask to get another one. My plan it to get one a year if I am still having problems.

 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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Re: C-Scan question

My appointment is in a week.... I'm kind of nervous....

 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:01 PM   #7
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Re: C-Scan question

My scan was done while laying on my back, but I was wearing some kind of head contraption. This was done at a well known teaching hospital.

 
Old 11-03-2004, 07:36 AM   #8
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Re: C-Scan question

I agree, find out if all views were covered including the one i mentioned and if not, say you want another one on your tummy.

Here we do have both positions, maybe new york is different.

If it wasnt, then make sure you dont let you dr convince you that this was enough.

 
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