What it does: CT Scan dental cone beam
Computed tomography (CT) dental cone beam is a special type of X-ray machine used in situations where dental X-rays or standard facial are not sufficient.
This technique is not used routinely, because the radiation exposure from this browser is significantly higher than that of the ordinary X-ray. See the Security page for more information on x-rays.
This browser uses a special type of technology to generate images three dimensional (3-D) of dental structures, soft tissues, nerves, and bones of the craniofacial region with a single scan. The images obtained with the CT dental cone beam allows the treatments will be more accurate.
The CT scan, more commonly known as CT scan or CAT scan is a diagnostic medical examination which, as well as the traditional X-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. The sectional images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and even you can generate three dimensional images.
These images can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed on a plate or postings to a CD or DVD.
The CT images of the internal organs, bones, soft tissues or blood vessels, typically provide more details than conventional X-ray examinations, particularly in the case of the soft tissues and blood vessels.
Dental CT cone beam CT and conventional are not the same. However, the TC dental cone beam can be used to produce images similar to those produced using conventional CT.
In the case of the TC dental cone beam, an x-ray beam with a cone-shaped is moved around the patient to produce a large amount of images, also called views.
Both CT and cone beam CT scan produces high-quality images.
Dental CT cone beam was developed as a way to produce images of the same type of the CT, but with machines that are much smaller and cheaper that could be installed in the dentist’s office.
Some common uses of the procedure
See enlargement and subtitle Photography of cone beam computed tomography (CT) of the computer.
Dental CT cone beam is commonly used in the treatment of problems of orthodontics. It is also useful in the case of more complex situations involving:
- Planning for the surgery of the impacted tooth.
- Diagnosis of the disorder temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
- Precise localisation of dental implants and All on 4 evaluation of the jaws, sinuses, nerve channels and nasal cavity detection , measurement, and treatment of tumors of the jaw.
- Determination of the structure of bones and teeth orientation.
- Locating the source of the pain or pathology. cephalometric analysis.
- Reconstructive surgery.
How should I prepare
Does not require any special type of preparation for the CT dental cone beam. Before the test, you may be asked to remove all the things that could interfere with imaging, including metal objects such as jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids and buckles.
While dentures should be removed, it is recommended that patients bring to the test, as your dentist or dental surgeon might need review also.
Women should always inform the dentist or dental surgeon if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. See the Security page for more information about pregnancy and x-rays.