This module will show participants the complex anatomy of the paranasal sinuses (PNS). There are multiple normal variants on PNS that are important for presurgical assesment, by completing the module the users will learn how to create detailed and concise structured CT PNS reports.
his module on paranasal sinuses will focus on detailed CT anatomy and important paranasal sinus landmarks. You will learn how to prospectively identify important normal variants that predispose patients for surgical complications and how to easily navigate through the complex structures of a PNS CT.
Participants will get direct feedback on all the reported cases including case-statistics and annotated image solutions.
A webinar about Paranasal Sinuses is also included as additional learning material, along with a document which would take you through the aspects to take into consideration when reporting PNS cases. We hardly recommend you to watch the webinar and read through the introductory document.
- Review of paranasal sinuses normal anatomy
- Identify and describe normal variants of the paranasal sinuses relevant for surgery
- Identify and describe the ostiomeatal complex and its variants
|Estimated duration:||120 min|
|Date created:||14 Apr 2020|
|Date of EACCME review:||21 Feb 2023|
|Date of EACCME expiration:||21 Feb 2025|
The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.
|Memory (RAM):||2 Gigabyte||8 Gigabyte||16 Gigabyte|
|Processor (CPU):||Dual core 1.85 Ghz||Dual core 2 Ghz||Quad core 2.5 Ghz|
|Speed:||10 Mbps||25 Mbps|
|Browser:||Safari *||Chrome **|
- * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
- ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.
Astrid Schweitzer M.D.
Consultant radiologist at TMC
Astrid Schweitzer (German) graduated from medical school in Germany in 1994. During university she completed her research work for her doctorate thesis on hearing loss defending it in 1995. She is a board-certified specialist in diagnostic radiology. Her main interest is head and neck radiology, particularly temporal bones, temporomandibular joints and paranasal sinuses reporting and also dental radiology. Astrid is the lead for TMC's Paranasal Sinuses (PNS) Expert Group at TMC where a novel 'structured/standardized reporting-tool' for paranasal sinuses reporting was introduced in 2015. She teaches PNS anatomy and pathology to new TMJ radiologist, double-read reports and also establish and maintain the ever growing PNS image reference image library.