Office-Based CT Scanning: How Does It Work?
You deserve to breathe freely. However, finding the proper care plan to treat your sinus or sleep issue is dependent on making an accurate diagnosis. There is no better tool available to do this than a CT (computerized tomography) scanner. ADVENT’s approach to CT scanning takes the inconvenience of a hospital visit, long wait times, and exposure to unnecessary radiation out of the equation.
At ADVENT, we offer state-of-the-art, office-based CT scanning technology to make comfort and convenience our top priority. In fact, in 2021, we upgraded every ADVENT clinic with brand new, lightning-fast CT scanners. What do these new CT scanners mean for you?
- Your CT scan only takes about 22 seconds
- You get approximately 94% less radiation than a conventional sinus CT
- You get to sit down with a Medical Provider immediately after your scan to review your results and discuss treatment options that will best help you achieve your goals
Let’s cover the basics of an ADVENT in-office CT scan:
What is a CT Scan?
A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images from different angles around your head. It uses a computer process to create cross-section images of your bones, blood vessels, and soft tissue.
How is a CT Scan Different Than an X-Ray?
A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images and provides a diagnostic examination of the internal structure of your head, specifically, your nose and sinuses. An X-ray is used to detect dislocations and fractures of the bone, as well as to detect cancers and pneumonia.
CT Scanning at ADVENT
Along The Patient Journey™, we take a comprehensive approach to addressing your concerns and getting to the root of your symptoms. Following an evaluation of The Breathing Triangle®, we take a CT scan of your nose and sinuses...creating a one-of-a-kind blueprint or your anatomy. This approach helps guide us to give you treatment options and to make the best recommendations for a successful treatment plan.
What Makes ADVENT Different?
At ADVENT, our state-of-the-art CT scanning equipment is office-based and overseen by our certified CT technologists. As you sit upright and in a safe environment, detailed 3-D diagnostic images are taken in about 22 seconds.
Because our CT scanners are office-based, your results are ready within minutes. While in a hospital setting you'd have to make a separate appointment to get the results, at ADVENT you’ll review your results with a Medical Provider right after the scan...at the same appointment! Together, you'll discuss treatment options and determine the right plan for you to get you back on track to living better.