A sinus X-ray is quick and straightforward and can give your doctor helpful information about
However, this test can only show an issue and does not help diagnose its cause.
A sinus X-ray helps doctors observe any issues in your sinuses which can sometimes become blocked through fluid and mucus buildup. The mucus allows bacteria to grow and leads to inflammation and infection known as sinusitis.
Since sinuses are generally filled with air, healthy sinuses appear black on an x-ray. A lighter or white section in this exam shows fluid buildup and can help diagnose various sinus issues.