What is CBCT?
CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), is the faster, safer 3d imaging system. The size of the scanner, amount of radiation, as well as length of scan are all reduced through the use of a cone shaped X-Ray beam. The time needed for a full CBCT scan is generally under one minute. This can be up to one hundred times less than the CT scanner.
How does the CBCT scanner work?
A CBCT scanner lets patients sit upright. The C-arm contains an X-ray source and detector, which rotates around your head. (360 degree rotation for each scan). During a single rotation, multiple images can be captured from multiple angles. After the scan is complete, the images are reconstructed, creating a 3d image.
What is a CBCT Scanner used for?
CBCT Scanners are used for oral surgery, dental implants, TMJ analysis, jaw tumors, impacted teeth, as well as many other oral and maxillofacial procedures. The CBCT Scanner can help doctors plan treatment and surgery, assess risk, and analyze internal anatomy that can not be seen upon external examination.
What are the benefits of a CBCT Scan?
- Less exposure to radiation
- Faster scan time
- More affordable than other scans
If you have questions, or concerns about the CBCT scanners, feel free to discuss these concerns during your visit with Dr. Del Vecchio.