The Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center Employs the Latest Technology in the Diagnosis of Sinus Conditions

Top Quote The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center now has a MiniCAT™ instant CT scanner. End Quote
  • Knoxville, TN (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2011 - To provide the best quality care for their patients, The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center now has a MiniCAT™ instant CT scanner that allows better sinus evaluation with less radiation, less time and no "tunnels." This new technology should give the patient better care.

    The scan takes only 40 seconds (20 seconds for children) and has a significantly lower radiation dose than full-body scanners. With MiniCAT™, the physician and patient can sit together immediately after the scan and review the images. The physician can explain what the images mean, make a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, and explain it to the patient right away.

    The MiniCAT is extremely helpful in the diagnosis of Chronic Sinusitis.

    Chronic sinusitis is infection and/or inflammation of the sinuses that persists longer than three weeks. Chronic sinusitis is usually caused either by allergies or by infection. It may flare up suddenly or may follow respiratory infections such as the common cold.

    What are the symptoms of chronic sinusitis?

    The most common symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis are:

    • Nasal stuffiness
    • Headaches (in the front of your head or around your nose)
    • Post nasal drainage
    • Discolored nasal discharge
    • Cough

    Chronic Sinusitis symptoms can interfere with your daily life, and many people who suffer from chronic sinusitis find it may be difficult to concentrate at work or enjoy social activities. Many patients with chronic sinusitis find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning to start the day.

    Seeking the help of an allergist is essential to finding relief from this constant, bothersome inflammation. A board certified allergist is trained to find the underlying cause of chronic sinusitis and to solve the problem.

    Contact The Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center at (865)584-0962 for more information on the MiniCAT CT scanner or with any questions you may have regarding chronic sinusitis.

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