CECT HRCT Temporalbone Axial Coronal
What is CECT HRCT Temporalbone Axial Coronal?
A medical imaging procedure is a Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) High Resolution CT (HRCT) of Temporalbone Axial Coronal. It helps detect the skull's temporal bones and the middle and inner ear. This procedure combines the use of an X-ray scan and the administration of contrast material to illustrate three-dimensional images of the skull and the surrounding soft tissues. It can also be used to diagnose conditions related to hearing loss, chronic ear infections, inner ear diseases, and cellular mass growth.
The CECT HRCT scan is a low-risk procedure. However, the contrast material injected during the procedure may sometimes cause temporary itching and redness. An abnormal CECT test can indicate defects or injuries in the facial nerve and middle/inner ear, temporal bone tumor, and facial nerve paralysis.
Why is CECT HRCT Temporalbone Axial Coronal done?
- To diagnose glomus jugulare tumor (tumor of the temporal bone which affects middle and inner ear)
- To detect injuries to the facial nerve and middle / inner ear parts, facial nerve paralysis and intracerebral hemorrhage (brain injury)
- To find out the extent of hearing loss especially in otosclerosis patients (cancer of bone near the middle ear) and cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea (drainage of fluid from the ear)