X-Ray Paranasal Sinuses
- You should remove any metal objects such as jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, or other things that may impede the test.
- You will have to lie on an X-ray table for the exam, with your head between the X-ray machine and the image detector.
- A sinus X-ray may require you to be in several positions, which may be painful or uncomfortable if you are injured or have had surgery recently. The positions will only include moving your head in different places to obtain views of your sinuses. These may consist of a Water's view where the X-ray technician will ask you to gaze upwards or downwards.
- The X-ray technician may use a foam piece for support and hold your head still. They will also cover the lower section of your body with a lead shield to protect it from excessive radiation.
- The technician will ask you to hold still for a few moments during the X-ray. It is vital to remain motionless during the procedure since movement may affect the image's quality.