Cross-sectional imaging of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

S. James Zinreich, Michael Abidin, David W. Kennedy

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The choice radiographic modality for the evaluation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is computed x-ray tomography (CT). Coronal CT imaging affords optimal display of the osteomeatal channels and facilitates the surgeon's perception of regional morphology. The object of this communication is to outline the parameters we feel will optimize the CT examination and to describe the regional anatomy as displayed primarily in the coronal plane. Magnetic resonance imaging, although less optimal for the display of chronic inflammatory disease, is felt to be beneficial in identifying fungal disease and diagnosing neoplastic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990


  • Paranasal sinuses
  • computed tomography
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • nasal cavity
  • sinus anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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