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In-House CT Scanner

Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute is proud to be one of the very few ENT doctor’s offices in Los Angeles to feature an in-house CT scanner. As you may know CT (computed tomography) is among the safest and most advanced technologies for imaging your body.

Our medical suite features a Xoran MiniCAT IQ, which is a very compact CT system designed for specifically for high-resolution imaging of the sinuses, temporal bones and skull base. This advanced system gives us immediate feedback on your condition, enabling fast and accurate diagnosis so we can make the best recommendation for treatment.

What does this mean for you as a patient? Above all else, having this level of equipment in our office is a huge convenience for you. You can come in for a single visit and have an examination and even treatment, all at the same time. This means you have less time off work or out of your life and you don’t have to drive to any other facilities for diagnoses and treatment plans.

Additionally, the MiniCAT we use has an open design that puts you at ease. It’s just like sitting for an eye exam. The scan can be completed in less than 30 seconds! It’s also extremely safe. The scanner emits extremely low radiation, and we are fully shielded and compliant with State of California requirements for imaging equipment.

Most importantly, our in-office scanner provides high-resolution images of extremely high quality. Dr. Sigari can make use of the accurate images immediately to create a precise diagnosis of your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment. Other doctors who don’t have in-house CT scanning capability may either have you drive around town to obtain images, or put you on various medications to try to solve your sinus issues empirically.

Don’t play trial-and-error with your sinus condition. Get an accurate diagnosis in a single visit at Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute.

Our in-office CT scanner is part of our overall mission to provide you with the most advanced solution for your sinus and allergy issues. With the ability to create detailed sinus images in-house plus our in-house surgical suite, we can provide you relief from your sinus issues in as little as a single visit.

Dr. Monica Kieu, physician of Del Rey Sinus & Allergy Institute

Del Rey MD Welcomes New Physician to its Sinus, Aesthetics and ENT Practices

Del Rey MD, home to leading medical clinics which specialize in conditions of the head, neck and sinuses, announced today that Monica Kieu, D.O. has joined the staff of the growing practice as a staff physician. A graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, Dr. Kieu joins the Del Rey team from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her facial plastics and reconstructive fellowship. She will focus on general otolaryngology (“ear, nose, throat” or ENT); facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; and surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation and hair restoration treatments. The announcement was made by Farhad Sigari, M.D., founder of Del Rey MD.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Kieu to the practice,” said Dr. Sigari. “She combines very strong clinical education and training with a true passion for providing the highest standard of
care to the community. She shares our focus on continually seeking the most advanced treatments available for our patients’ conditions.”

A native of California, Dr. Kieu received her medical degree, with honors, from Western University of Health Sciences. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Michigan State University/Detroit Medical Center, where she was chief resident. She currently serves as assistant clinical professor for the Department of Surgical Services at Michigan State University. Most recently, she completed a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. She has authored numerous papers and presentations for peer-reviewed medical journals and conferences.

The daughter of an anesthesiologist and a pediatrician, Dr. Kieu is a skilled practitioner with a broad range of academic and clinical interests in head and neck conditions. She is also a
committed humanitarian-physician, having performed facial reconstructive and head and neck procedures in underserved provinces of Vietnam and Malawi. In her many medical missions, she has performed general otolaryngology procedures as well as cleft lip and palate correctional surgeries, which restore appearance, dignity, and function to her patients.

Dr. Kieu is a member of many major medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and the American Rhinologic Society.

Read the entire press release