CT Scans of the Head and Sinuses

An expert in balloon sinus dilation, Angelo Consiglio, MD, cares for patients at through his Northwest Florida practice. Dr. Angelo Consiglio is a member of the medical staff of Jackson Hospital in Marianna.

Jackson Hospital offers 100 beds and access to 425 care professionals and more than 30 active medical staff. Among the services offered is a computed tomography (CT) scan of the head, which includes the orbits, facial bones, and sinuses. All CT scans are performed by a registered radiologic technologist and take approximately 5 minutes to render images. If necessary, contrast is an option and requires up to an additional 15 minutes.

Specifically, a CT scan of the sinuses identifies health issues, such as a deviated septum or congenital defects. Likewise, images of the four cavities can help a health-care professional diagnose sinusitis and polyps. Each image captured represents 3.5 millimeter slices of the frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid, and maxillary cavities.