A CBCT scan---also called Cone Beam Computerized Tomography ---is an X-ray technique that produces images of your body that visualize internal structures in cross section at a lower radiation level than traditional medical CT scanners. A conventional X-ray of your mouth limits your healthcare provider to a 2D visualization. Diagnosis and treatment planning can require a more complete understanding of a complex 3D anatomy. CBCT examinations provide a wealth of 3D information which may be used when planning for procedures including but not limited to Orthodontic Treatment, Dental Implants, Surgical Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced Dental Restorative procedures, Sinus Evaluation(s), Periodontal disease and Airway analysis. The CBCT study enhances your healthcare provider’s ability to see what he/she needs to see before treatment is started.
CBCT studies, like conventional X-Rays, expose you to radiation. The amount of radiation you will be exposed to by the CBCT scanner used by DC Imaging, L.L.C. varies depending upon your age, weight and bone density, thereby allowing the lowest dose necessary to provide quality images. The average dose of radiation is significantly less than that of a traditional medical CT scanner used in hospitals and imaging centers. CBCT Studies are NOT recommended for pregnant women because of danger to the fetus due to radiation exposure.