HRCT Temporal Bone- Axial And Coronal
What is HRCT Temporal Bone- Axial And Coronal?
HRCT (High-Resolution Computed Tomography) Temporal Bone- Axial and Coronal is an imaging test that focuses on various views of the lower skull and the surrounding soft tissues. HRCT temporal bone is indicated in people who have prolonged ear infections, hearing loss, middle and inner ear diseases. Both views - axial and coronal - through the upper part of the temporal bone are vital for a suitable study of the temporal bone. Before the test, remove all your metal jewelry. The scan involves images taken by a machine.
The HRCT takes around 10 to 30 minutes. A radiologist examines the scans and sends the report to your doctor, who will decide the future course of your treatment. Visit the 1mg website for more information related to this test.
Why is HRCT Temporal Bone- Axial And Coronal done?
- To diagnose chronic and acute swelling, malformation, tumor formation in the middle ear
- To detect cholesteatoma (tumor or abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum)
- To find out meningoencephalocele or meningocele (congenital or birth defect condition where spinal cord of the baby fails to develop)
- To evaluate inner ear swelling which connects ear to the brain resulting in vertigo