Advances in imaging of the paranasal sinuses

Francis T.K. Ling, Stilianos E. Kountakis

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Imaging technology has played a significant role in the diagnosis and management of sinonasal disorders. Plain sinus films are almost exclusively replaced by CT in the work-up for inflammatory sinus disease. MRI provides complementary information to CT in cases of sinonasal and skull-base neoplasms. The evolution of endoscopic surgical techniques for the paranasal sinuses and skull base is made possible by the parallel advancement of imaging technologies. Recent advances that are currently in clinical use have included multidetector row CT scanners and computer image-guidance systems for surgery. Three-dimensional CT angiography, image-guided CT-MR fusion, and intraoperative image-guidance are new techniques that are currently being evaluated. As imaging technology continues to advance, so does the capability to treat diseases beyond the sinuses and skull base with minimally invasive, endoscopic approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Allergy and Asthma Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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