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What is Sinogram/Fistulogram?
A Sinogram is a fluoroscopy based imaging technique in which a contrast material is injected and the X-ray beams are used to create an image of an abnormal passage that starts or ends in one opening, usually on the skin. Fistulogram is a similar procedure which uses fluoroscopy based imaging procedure to produce images of abnormal connecting passages in the body called fistula. These images are helpful in guiding the treatment of the sinuses and fistula.
Why is Sinogram/Fistulogram done?
- To understand the size and extent of a sinus (an abnormal passage that starts or ends in one opening, usually on the skin)
- To study any proliferations arising from a single sinus
- To guide the treatment plan for sinuses
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