Anatomy of Paranasal Sinus (PNS)
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Appearance of Paranasal Sinuses in CT Scan
Right Adrenal Gland
Left Adrenal Gland
- Position the patient in head first supine position.
- Place the patient’s head in designated head rest.
- Align the patient’s head in Mid-Sagittal plane of the table.
- Position the transverse laser light beam at the level of patient’s vertex of skull to start the head topogram.
Patient Orientation Registry in System
- Set the orientation patient in system: Head First – Supine
- Topogram length: 256 cm
- Slice: 0.6 mm
- Scanning direction: Craniocoudal
- Tube position: Lateral
- Stop the topogram scanning when the scanning reach / pass over the hard palate / teeth.
- Plan the Scan FOV (SFOV) box at topogram image
- Set the top line at the level above frontal sinus.
- Set the bottom line at the level below hard palate / teeth.
- Ensure the anterior and posterior lines to cover patient’s facial and occipital bones.
- Remind the patient before scanning as to keep still during scanning.
- Angulation of SFOV may be needed to ensure parallel of hard palate.
- mAs: Tube Current Modulation (TCM)
- Scanning Direction: Craniocaudal
- Scan Delay: 4 s
- Image Comment: Non Contrast
- Pitch: 0.6
Reconstruction of Non Contrast
Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR)
MPR must be process IF the scanning structure is asymmetrical in AXIAL image.
Series of Images Send to PACS
- Sinus 1.0 H60s
- Sinus 1.0 H30s
- Patient Protocol