The Sinus Center
The William Storms Allergy Clinic was the first to introduce the Xoran MiniCat™ CT scanner on the front range of Colorado in June 2007. Our CT imaging department is proud to be accredited with the ICACTL after meeting extensive criteria.
What Causes Sinus Issues?
- There may be structural abnormalities of the bones in the nose and sinuses that cause the sinus problems; the sinus CAT scanner in our office can identify this very quickly.
- There may be a chronic sinus inflammation (infection) which has been unrecognized because it is a chronic condition rather than acute. That means that the patient may not have fever, pain, etc. but may just suffer from sinus blockage, congestion, postnasal drainage, etc. The sinus CAT scanner will identify this type of chronic sinus inflammation so that proper treatment can be given.
- Environmental allergies frequently lead to sinus symptoms. In this case, it is important to do the allergy test to show that allergies are present and then to do the sinus CAT scan to show that there is no infection.
How CT Scans Help In Sinus Diagnosis:
Sinus CT scans are important for diagnosing sinusitis in people who have had recurrent sinus infections as well as differentiating allergic sinus symptoms from chronic infection.
Having a CT scanner available in the doctor’s office saves patients time and makes diagnosis quicker so that patients can be treated for sinus infections as soon as possible.
About Our CT Scanner
The William Storms Allergy Clinic uses the Xoran MiniCat CT Scanner because it is the most advanced scanner on the market and emits 75% less radiation than other scanners in its class.
Our patients safety and comfort is a paramount concern for us and by using a low dose CT scanner we can are confident that we are doing everything in our power to ensure your safety.
The Xoran MiniCat™ CT scanner is exam specific, so it can only perform sinus and/or temporal bone CTs. It gives a lower radiation dose than standard CTs at hospitals and radiology clinics. The scanner not only gives lower radiation dose but is more comfortable to the patient since they sit up in it rather than lying down.
If you have sinus issues, please request an appointment or call us at (719) 955-6000.