Cone Beam CT – 3D Imaging Melbourne FL
Dr. Sangiv Patel Features High Tech Digital 3D Cone Beam CT CBCT
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides a highly accurate 3-D radiographic image for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.
With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.
The increased use of Digital 3D x-rays (Cone Beam CTCBCT) is revolutionizing and replacing the decades old standard for dental case planning – traditional two-dimensional xrays. 3D CBCT imaging allows a precise replication on an accurate 1:1 scale with crystal clarity to visualize all the critical anatomy, restorations and possible disease and pathology in the teeth and jaws including the TMJ’s and sinuses. It has eliminated the overlapping, magnification and distortion of images from traditional 2D images.
The Kodak 9000-3D CBCT yields accurate images up to 1/10th of a mm. in accuracy, meaning we can see all of the teeth, bones, nerves, sinuses and critical structures in 3D as well as in individual slices that are just three-quarters of a mm thick. The Kodak 9000-3D CBCT also has the capacity to perform virtual surgery and create precise surgical guides.
NO LONGER GUESSWORK
Treatment planning for procedures such as Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Wisdom teeth and Periodontal treatments including surgery is no longer guesswork. The dentist is now empowered to approach each individual patient’s situation and condition with multiple approaches, then select the one that resolves the patient’s problem and meets the patient’s expectations with the least invasive most predictable solution.
MEASURED RADIATION EXPOSURE
All CBCT imaging machines expose the patient to radiation and it is always prudent to minimize the radiation exposure for the patient with each scan. There are several ways to achieve this goal. First, the patient should be conscious of the amount of radiation that the specific CBCT machine emits per scan. A downloadable PDF is available for a comparison of different machines. Second, the patient should request a focused field of view machine.
This means that the doctor can focus a study on the area that needs attention such as a section of the mouth or one TMJ, thus limiting the field and total dosage of radiation delivered to the patient. Third, the patient should request a high-resolution image at 76 microns to ensure the greatest clarity for the best diagnosis and without an increase in the amount of radiation exposure.
The Kodak 9000-3D CBCT’s versatility to change to different size fields of view will also benefit the patient in terms of cost. The confidence generated by competent case planning for patients by the doctor utilizing the Kodak 9000-3D CBCT technology has become an invaluable tool in daily practice. With this technology, the dentist can truly minimize procedural risks and generate better postoperative results and most importantly, create longevity for the patient’s dental health.