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Should I get a CT scan of my sinuses that my doctor ordered if have a recent sinus (pressure inside forehead and/or cheeks) infection?


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Amount Saved: $1200 cost of CT scan of sinuses post


MedHead Message:

CT scans are rarely useful in most cases of sinusitis. If your doctor has ordered one, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, you should bypass this test and save the money. You might look into allergy testing with immunotherapy if you have chronic sinusitis, as allergies are a predominant cause of chronic sinusitis. $1,200 can buy groceries for a family for 2-3 months!


1. http://www.choosingwisely.org/clinician-lists/american-academy-allergy-asthma-immunology-uncomplicated-acute-rhinosinusitis/

2. https://blog.bernardhealth.com/bid/201916/How-much-does-a-CT-scan-cost


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