Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses

  • B. Deschepper
  • J. Vignaud
Conference paper


Over the past decade new techniques of imaging have progressively modified the strategy of imaging of the paranasal sinuses. Computed tomography (CT) allows a very sophisticated analysis of all the bony components and the adjacent soft tissue due to its very good spatial and density resolution. More recently, magnetic resonance imaging has complemented CT, allowing better tissue characterization of a lesion, and in most of the cases allowing the differentiation of tumoral lesion from inflammatory process. CT definitely replaces conventional tomography and may totally replace the usual plain film study, which even with four projections is often very difficult to interpret, mainly due to the varying shape and thickness of the sinuses. CT is much more precise, more informative, easy to perform, and easy to interpret.


Paranasal Sinus Maxillary Sinus Sphenoid Sinus Coronal View Adjacent Soft Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Deschepper
    • 1
  • J. Vignaud
    • 2
  1. 1.AmiensFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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