To enhance the level of service that we can provide in our office, Alamo ENT Associates has installed a Xoran MiniCAT CT scanner at our Stone Oak location. This allows us to quickly and painlessly obtain high quality images of the sinuses and ears while at the same time only requiring 1/5 to 1/20 the radiation dose of a standard CT scan. This makes for a much safer option for our patients than conventional imaging. Furthermore, these high resolution images are compatible with the image guidance surgical systems used by our physicians in case sinus surgery were ever needed. This is a very comfortable and stress free scan that takes no more than 40 seconds to perform. The patient remains seated in an upright position throughout the entire procedure making this scanner suitable for patients of almost any age.
We have been awarded full accreditation for our Xoran MiniCAT CT scanner through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Our Xoran MiniCAT is one of only a few in the San Antonio area and, as of February 2018, it has been updated with the latest version of Xoran software. Our scanner is recertified and safety checked on an annual basis. Our CT scans are covered by Medicare and we have successfully added this service to most of our commercial insurance contracts as well.
All of our scans are reviewed by one of our experienced otolaryngologists and over read by a board certified, Texas licensed radiologist.