Thanks to CT Imaging, cosmetic procedures and enhancements are now being performed more precisely than ever before by NJ Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros. Not only is CT imaging accurate, it’s also fast, painless, and noninvasive.
So, what exactly is CT Imaging and why should you opt for a surgeon who uses it?
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to create detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. The cross-sectional images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional images which can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed on film or transferred to electronic media.
When we typically think of “imagining” in cosmetic surgery, before-and-after photos are often what come to mind, but today’s imaging tools and technologies are so much more than that, even transforming the way plastic surgery is performed.
For example, say you’re getting rhinoplasty to correct a broken nose — not only is a CT scan one of the best ways to diagnose exactly what needs to be fixed beforehand, but it’ll also work wonders if your surgeon is to run into any problems along the way during the actual repair.
What are the results of CT Imaging?
Results of a new study found that CT can provide real-time feedback to surgeons during reconstructive surgery for intraoperative decision making. In fact, complications of rhinoplasty that can be observed on imaging include: retained metallic surgical instrument fragments, infection, implant extrusion, nerve impingement by implants, nasal valve collapse, and implant deformity.
But, rhinoplasty isn’t the only instance where CT imaging can offer some serious perks — in fact, it goes way past just cosmetic procedures.
When it comes to chronic sinusitis, a CT may also be your saving grace. While Dr. Monica Tadros performs Balloon Sinuplasty, a minimally invasive procedure, for patients looking to relieve sinus pressure, pain, and headaches once and for all, a simple CT scan can help them determine if that is the right course of treatment for them.
Computed tomography of the sinuses uses special x-ray equipment to evaluate the paranasal sinus cavities – hollow, air-filled spaces within the bones of the face surrounding the nasal cavity. It’s also the most reliable imaging technique for determining if the sinuses are obstructed and the best imaging modality for sinusitis.
Learn more about CT Imaging by contacting the office of Dr. Monica Tadros in NYC & NJ. You may also call at NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors.