What is the role of CT and MRI in the presurgical evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Charles E Morgan, DMD, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are rarely performed in the workup for OSA, because they do little to guide therapeutic intervention, are expensive, and expose patients to unnecessary radiation.


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