Otolaryngologist Martin L. Hopp, MD, PhD, of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, believes that in-office computed tomography (CT) scanning is the trifecta of care for otolaryngologists and their patients. This technology, he enthused, is a three-pronged positive effort. It’s wonderful for any otolaryngologist who wants to improve patient care, reduce patient cost, and increase office income.
Explore this issue:January 2008
We were able to get adequate biopsy results 93% of the time without the patient having to go to a hospital-based institution, said the study’s lead author, David L. Steward, MD, Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.
Newer, compact CT scanners, designed specifically to image the sinuses and temporal bone, can now be installed and operated in offices, and, manufacturers claim, they have the same accuracy as a full-body CT scanner, at one-fifth the cost.1