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Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center

Locations:

Plano

6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093


Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:


Denison
In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:


McKinney
7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:


Allen
In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 200
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:


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Xoran MiniCat

MiniCat CT Scanner
What is it?
The Xoran MiniCAT™ is a small, upright, high quality, CT scanner specifically designed for point-of-care scanning by treating physicians. This scanner creates exceptional images of the sinuses and ears right in your doctor’s office.
Why use it?


One of the basic tools used for diagnosing sinus- and ear-related problems is a computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan. CT scanners create 3-dimensional x-ray images of the anatomy, giving physicians valuable information for an accurate diagnosis. Until recently, physicians had to send patients to hospitals or imaging centers for sinus or ear scans taken on large, donut-shaped full-body CT scanners. However, using the latest advancements in CT technology, our doctors can now take sinus and ear CT scans right in our office with the MiniCAT™.
By using this scanner right in our office, your doctor will have instant access to your CT scan and can go over their findings with you in just a few minutes. The next steps in your treatment plan can be agreed upon right away. The faster you begin your treatment, the faster you can get relief from your symptoms.

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Is it safe?
Our in-house Xoran MiniCat CT scanner is optimized for imaging the sinus and ears and emits 0.04-0.17 mSv of radiation versus 2mSv in traditional CT head scans. This represents a 10-50 fold difference in effective radiation dose. A CT scan can be a useful diagnostic tool and the MiniCat ensures that this procedure is both a safe and convenient option, especially for children.
Below is a chart of the estimated effective doses of radiation emitted by the MiniCat for a sinus CT scan.
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To put this in perspective, below is a chart of the approximate effective dose for a variety of medical imaging procedures and their comparison to average background radiation. As shown, the MiniCat poses an extremely minimal amount of radiation exposure to patients – equivalent to just two chest x-rays - while giving doctors valuable images to inform their diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
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