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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-15

Sinus radiography for sinusitis: “Why” and if considering it then “how”?

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

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Ujwala R Newadkar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule - 424 003, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_13_17

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Sinonasal imaging is performed in two major clinical scenarios: inflammatory rhinosinusitis or a suspected mass lesion. The diagnosis of rhinosinusitis is based on clinical grounds. Radiological diagnosis forms an important tool in the armamentarium to diagnose and classify rhinosinusitis. Computed tomography (CT) scan, as well as magnetic resonance imaging, may at times complement each other, to aid the clinician arrive at a diagnosis. CT scans are the gold standard study guiding management of sinusitis because they accurately depict the sinus anatomy, including soft tissue changes, anatomic variations; the osteomeatal complex, and complications, especially those involving the orbit or intracranial structures. Nevertheless, despite the best radiologic modalities, a clinicoradiological correlation is a must to accurately diagnose this often deceptive condition called rhinosinusitis.

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