Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses

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Evaluation of the paranasal sinuses is often performed in a purely clinical fashion, without the need for imaging. However, in certain instances imaging may be deemed valuable or even necessary in helping to solve a diagnostic dilemma, confirm a suspected diagnosis, evaluate the extent of a known condition, or assess for an underlying cause of the condition. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be useful in confirming a suspected diagnosis or providing additional information regarding causes or complications. CT and MRI play complementary roles in evaluating the rare tumors that may involve the paranasal sinuses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-189
Number of pages15
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012



  • Computed tomography
  • Imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Paranasal sinuses
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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