Dental Cone Beam CT
Taking a Cone beam CT is similar to regular panoramic dental X-rays. There is no special preparation needed. Of course, you should tell the doctor and staff using the Cone beam CT if you are pregnant, as it should be avoided.
What is Dental Cone Beam CT
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special X-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial X-rays are insufficient.
This type of CT scanner uses a special technology to generate three-dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.
Cone beam CTs are a limited version of a conventional CT. They can be used to produce similar images but are best for solid structures like bone and teeth. They are not as good as a conventional CT for soft tissue evaluation. The Cone beam CT is great for most Oral and Maxillofacial needs such as teeth, jaws, nasal structures and sinuses.
It also uses lower radiation dosing than conventional CT and has the convenience of use in the regular office.
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