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X-Ray Nasal Bones

About Test

X-ray imaging uses focused beams of ionizing radiation to create images of internal body organs, bones, and soft tissues. X-ray nose is performed to visualize the structures related to the nose, including bones and tissues of the nose, nasal cavity, and sinuses. The nose constitutes part of the facial structure and is made of cartilage and a pair of nasal bones that articulates with other bones of the face to make the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Functionally, the nose is a part of your respiratory tract. It cleans, moist, filters the air, and also imparts a sense of smell.

Why and when do you need this test?

Your doctor may advise this test if you have signs and symptoms related to the structures present in the nose. Or if he finds any abnormality on physical examination or other investigations.

Some of the indications for performing a Nasal X-ray include the following;

  • Trauma to the nose
  • Problems with the smell: Anosmia/ dysosmia
  • Pain in the nose or your head, cheeks, or upper jaw
  • Nasal bleeding
  • Thick nasal discharge or post-nasal drip
  • Swelling around your nose, eyes, or cheeks
  • Stuffy nose
  • Cough, sore throat, earache, fever
  • Suspicion of mass in the nose or sinuses

 

Do you need to prepare for the test?

It is an easy and quick test for which you do not need to make any special preparation. You may need to remove jewelry, metal clips, or any metallic thing that can interfere with the radiation and may affect the image. You should wear loose, easy clothing to feel comfortable. 

What can you expect?

  • In the X-ray room, you will be asked to stand, sit or lie down on a table.
  • The X-ray machine consists of a metallic plate or box with the X-ray film and a moveable metallic arm holding the X-ray camera.
  • You will be positioned according to the requirements of the X-ray apparatus, either to pose your side or front by sitting or lying down, etc.
  • You need to hold still to prevent the images from getting blurry.
  • You would be given a lead apron to wear to protect the other parts of your body from radiation.
  • It is a painless procedure that lasts for about 15-20 minutes.

 

Are there any risks to this test?

It is a non-invasive test that uses low doses of X-rays that poses no risks unless you are pregnant. The ionizing radiation may harm the developing fetus. If you are pregnant, you must inform your doctor.

What do the test results mean?

A radiologist who is an expert in interpreting MRI results will send a signed report to your doctor. Your doctor could tell you if the report shows any abnormality that may be causing your symptoms.

Some of the abnormal results may include;

  • Fractures of the bones of the nose, nasal cavity, or sinuses
  • A mass in the nasal cavity or sinuses
  • Acute or chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Sinonasal obstruction/ fungal mass/ polyp
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis

 

Related Tests:

Other related tests may include:

  • MRI scan nose and paranasal sinuses
  • CT scan nose and paranasal sinuses
  • Rhinoscopy
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