• Rationale and Comments

    CT scanning is expensive, exposes the patient to ionizing radiation, and offers no additional information that would improve initial management. Multiple CT scans within 90 days may be appropriate in patients with complicated sinusitis or when an alternative diagnosis is suspected.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation


    • Practice guideline


    • Infectious disease
    • Otolaryngologic


    • Rosenfeld RM, Piccirillo JF, Chandrasekhar SS, Brook I, Kumar KA, Kramper M, Orlandi RR, Palmer JN, Patel, ZM, Peters A, Walsh S, Corrigan MD. Clinical practice guideline: adult sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Expected April 2015.