Cone Beam CT Scan
The CS 9600 system gives our oral and maxillofacial practice state-of-the-art technology to help the doctors diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation.
Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits. The CS 9600 scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern.
The CS 9600 system brings the latest 3D technology to Oral Surgery Associates & Dental Implant Centers, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case, as well as address any questions you may have. The doctors can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience, and delivering a positive treatment outcome.
HOW DOES CBCT WORK?
Unlike traditional 2-D X-rays, a CBCT machine rotates around the body, taking a large quantity of images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam which the computer then puts together to give us a three dimensional view of structures. This type of imaging gives us more information to work with when diagnosing, treating and preparing you for oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures such as dental implant placement and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR CBCT?
No special preparation is required, however you should wear comfortable clothing and remove any metal jewelry, eyeglasses and dentures prior to the exam. CBCT is quick, comfortable and painless.
RADIATION AND CBCT
As with any X-ray procedure, there is a slight rise in cancer risk with excessive exposure to radiation. However, CBCT machines produce less radiation than traditional CT scanners, and we use them only when we need a more comprehensive image than traditional X-rays can provide. Let us know if you think there is any chance you may be pregnant.