MiniCAT

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With the MiniCAT, your doctor can diagnose and treat you faster!

Unlike large, multi-purpose full-body CT scan scanners found in hospitals and imaging centers, the MiniCAT is a low radiation dose CT scan scanner specifically designed to scan the sinuses and temporal bones.

Safety
  • MinCAT scans emit significantly less radiation dose than sinus scans on a full-body CT scan scanner.
  • MiniCAT scans take only 10 or 20 seconds, depending on the imaging protocol.
  • While full-body scanners at hospitals can be claustrophobic, MiniCAT allows you to sit comfortably upright in an open, patient-friendly design.
Convenience
  • Instead of three visits, which may require significant time away from work or extra childcare, patient evaluation is completed in one visit.
  • Get your diagnosis during your office exam so you can begin your treatment and start feeling better faster!
  • Same day diagnosis may minimize the quantity of office co-pays, depending on your insurance provider.

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F.A.Q


How do doctors diagnose sinus or ear problems?
Generally, your doctor will talk with you about your symptoms and medical history, perform a physical exam, and, if needed, order a CT scan scan of your sinuses or ears.

What is a CT scan scan?
CT stands for Computed Tomography. CT scanners create three-dimensional x-ray images of the anatomy giving doctors valuable information to diagnose disease and plan for surgical procedures.

How is MiniCAT different than traditional CT scanners in the hospitals?
MiniCAT is specifically designed to image the sinuses and skull base unlike traditional CT scanners, which are often used to image many different parts of the body. By focusing only on the sinuses and temporal bones.
MiniCAT can deliver image quality comparable to traditional CT.

How does MiniCAT work?
You sit comfortably upright in a chair while an overhead arm makes a single rotation around your head. Within seconds, your CT scan will appear on your doctor’s computer monitor.

How long does a scan take?
MinCAT has several imaging methods, but a typical scan will only take 20 seconds or less.

Is it safe?
Yes. MiniCAT scans have significantly lower radiation dose than sinus and ear scans taken on full-body scanners in the hospital.

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