What is a CT Scan for Maxillofacial?
CT Scan (also known as CAT scan) for Maxillofacial is a noninvasive X-ray test that is used to diagnose a variety of medical conditions.
It provides detailed cross sectional images of the body part in question to provide more clarity and detailed images than traditional X-rays.
A CT scan of the facial area produces images of a patient’s sinus cavity.
Who should get this test?
CT Scan for Maxillofacial is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Inflammatory conditions
- Masses or tumors
- Trauma to the face
- Nasal congestion
Is there radiation involved?
Yes. CT Scan is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.