Cone Beam CT Scanner
Cone-beam computed tomography scans (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) scans with lower patient radiation dosage. The CBCT scan used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. The data is used to reconstruct a 3D image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck).
Dental CBCT scans are increasingly used by radiologists and dental professionals for various clinical applications including dental implant planning, visualization of abnormal teeth, evaluation of the jaws and face, cleft palate assessment, diagnosis of dental caries (cavities), endodontic (root canal) diagnosis, and diagnosis of dental trauma.