Cone beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Cone beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

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Cone beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

cbct pan scan

Cone beam imaging, while a relatively new technology to dentistry, has already radically transformed the way that Dr. Angart can gather information.  The result is an ability to diagnose and treatment plan in a manner that previously could not even be imagined. The transformation from interpreting two-dimensional information to diagnosing from 3-D imaging, which allows for visualization of all structures in any given field, is a quantum leap ... and one that has forever altered the way we practice dentistry.

CBCT Scan Informed Consent

Indications for CBCT

Projection Data

During acquisition, multiple 2D images are generated, slightly offset from each other.  The computer combines the information from projection data and applies sophisticated algorithms to reconstruct 3D data set of the patient's tissues.  Yep, its that cool!  Dr. Angart can then manipulate the image using sophisticated computer software for a wide variety of applications as seen above.

CBCT Projection

The Patient's Experience

The patient's experience is similar to having a panoramic radiographs with a 360-degree rotation of the equipment.  Both radiation exposure rates and time are similar as well.  Depending on the CBCT scanner used, scans range from 5 seconds to 90 seconds.  It has been estimated that the amount of radiation for CBCT is similar to the level of a full series of radiographs.  Scatter radiation is minimal with CBCT.

A patient shot this video of his scan!