Another area where the St. Louis Sinus Center has invested in state-of-the-art diagnostics is with a MiniCAT™ Instant CT™ Imaging system. In fact, our practice was the first in the state of Missouri to incorporate the CT scanner into the office. Today, both locations (Ladue and Festus) are outfitted with this advanced technology.
The MiniCAT is used when we need to examine the sinuses beyond what we can see with the nasal endoscope. The MiniCAT creates quality images of the sinuses in 20-40 seconds while the patient is sitting upright, comfortably, in an open chair. This makes it easy for even children to be scanned. In addition, the scanner only requires 10% of the radiation dosage of a full CT scanner.
Fast, Comfortable & Convenient Scans
Often, patients can have their CT scan taken and reviewed during their initial office visit. This is not only convenient, but allows our team to review detailed pictures of your sinuses while explaining potential conditions and discuss and create a customized treatment plan.