CONE BEAM COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY (CBCT)
More and more frequently, the dentist asks the patient to perform preventive Computerized Tomographies or Panoramic radiographies, which are pre-requisites to obtain treatment and therapy having the highst probability of positive results.
To reach this goal, last generation technologies and diagnostic methods nare enforced to guarantee the best compromise between a significative reduction of radiation dose and the necessity for the dentist to obtain information not available with any other method.
The CBCT allows to reproduct sections or generate tridimensional images of teh skull or of some specific areas. The images produced, which are captured by the digital sensor coming to it by means of radiation, are much richer and more complete than panoramic or cefalometric ones, which are bi-dimensional.
The professional, being able to visualize interesting anatomical structures and the critical ones being near in 3D (anatomy can be represented as a very realistic 3D object), is able to define a more aimed surgical plan, defining a more precise treatment project, and thus obtain more predictable results choosing in the wide angle of surgical and clinical choices available, as well as forecast the durability of a treatment through time.
ADVANTAGES OF CBCT
- Lower radiation dose for the patient: 10 times less in respect to a normal medical Tomography, more or less equal to the radiation amount absorbed during a Geneve - New York flight.
- Lower exam duration: the total exposure varies between 5 and 10 seconds, according to the kind of information needed, right about the time necessary for the radiating tower to complete the rotation.
- The wxam is done in sitting position in an open environment, and not laying down into a narrow tube. the patient will be only asked to swallow before scanning, to place his tongue against the palate, inspire slightly, close the eyes and be stil for just a few seconds!