Cone Beam Computed Tomography:
The addition of Cone-beam computed tomography gives our practice state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with confidence. Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. Cone beam computed tomography is an innovative medical imaging technique that provides endodontists with three-dimensional views of the patient. In certain cases, CBCT greatly enhances the endodontist’s ability to diagnose, evaluate, treat and care for patients.
During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a 3-D representation of the patient’s teeth, oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw and neck), and ears, nose and throat.