It is only since the introduction of computed tomography that it has been possible to look directly inside the skull without surgery. Bleeding, ischaemic strokes and lesions, as well as fractures of the skull can be easily recognized.
The brain tissue and cerebral blood vessels can be assessed in a differentiated manner using a contrast agent (CT angiography). The high-resolution visualization of the paranasal sinuses (PNCT) has now also become standard and improves the diagnostic capabilities of the ENT specialist.
The patients benefit above all from the short duration of the examination; they only have to lie still for a few seconds. If a more detailed visualization of the brain is required however, a magnetic resonance imaging examination is recommended.
Using computed tomography the radiologist can look directly inside the skull without surgery. Patients benefit above all from the short duration of the examination.