We may need to examine the sinuses beyond what we can see with the endoscope. For that, we have invested in modern in-office CT scanners for both our Boerne and San Antonio offices.
The Texas Sinus Center CT scanner creates quality images of the sinuses in 20 – 40 seconds with the patient sitting upright, comfortably, in an open chair. This makes it easy for even children to be scanned. It is a low dose CT scanner, with only 10% of the radiation dosage of full CT scanners. Since the CT scanner is in our office, patients can have the CT scan taken and reviewed during their initial office visit with Dr. Atkins. There is no need to schedule an appointment with a radiology center and then come back to our office to have the scan results reviewed. The Texas Sinus Center staff will be happy to contact the patient’s insurance company to get the scan authorized.