What is a CT Scan of Temporal Bones?

CT Scan (also known as CAT scan) of the Temporal Bones is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to examine the cause of headache in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in detecting inflammatory conditions, tumors, and evaluating other abnormalities in the in the Temporal Bones.

Who should get this test?

CT Scan of Temporal Bones is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:

  • Acute Otomastoiditis of the temporal bone
  • Osteomyelitis of the temporal bone
  • Temporal bone cancer
  • Middle ear disease

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.


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