Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

What is it?

CBCT is a digital x-ray scanner specifically designed for scanning the head and jaws. The scanner rotates 360 degrees around the patients head in a matter of seconds. The cone shaped x-ray provides 360 views that can be presented in 2D image and 3D volume for advanced planning and diagnostic support.

This one scan provides more images than plain film conventional imaging, with complete visualization of the patients entire maxillofacial region. These images clearly display TM disorders, impacted teeth, critical bone and tooth relationships, oral- nasal airways, para-nasal sinus, mandibular canal and difficult to see pathologies within one volume. The user friendly software system reconstructs true size, distortion free, high resolution images.

What to tell us?

If you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant.

What does the procedure involve?

The patient’s chin is placed on a chin rest. The jaws are held in place by biting down on a small disposable plastic guide. CBCT is performed with the patient standing. During the exposure, the X-ray tube and detector rotate around the jaws. An exposure lasts a few seconds during which time the patient must remain still.

How long will it take?

CBCT procedures can take up to 15 minutes.