My husband has a headache in his right temple for over three weeks now. At first he wasn't sure if it was sinus related (although he did not have any sinus issues), so he used OTC sinus medication, but to no avail. He used hot/cold compresses, steam, massage, you name it, but this headache will not go away. His GP has scheduled a Head CT scan w/o contrast. Should he also be having an MRI or MRA done? I am just wanting to make sure that the CT is an all encompassing test where they can see everything related to sinuses, clots, tumors, venous issues, etc. I have had a few medical procedures, and understand that certain tests screen for certain things. By ordering just a CT scan it sounds as if his GP is looking for something specific, and by not order the other tests it sounds like he is ruling other things out, does that sound plausible? Also, he did not order lab work. Shouldn't this have been done as well, or not necessarily? (Remember, I am the wife, so I am being over-protective).
Thanks for your time.