Cone Beam CT Scan
Traditionally, oral surgery diagnosis and treatment planning was performed utilizing only two-dimensional x-rays. However, recent advances in technology have made it possible to now perform three-dimensional imaging scans within the oral surgery office, making diagnosis and treatment planning more accurate and precise. This state of the art imaging technology is called cone beam computed tomography (or CBCT). Unlike medical grade CT scans, cone beam technology significantly reduces radiation exposure while still providing detailed and clear digital image.
iCare Oral Surgery is fully equipped with this technology to provide you with the highest excellence of care. Within a minutes the 3D image is obtained, giving Dr. Thompson visualization of anatomic detail to aid in your diagnosis and treatment planning.
Not all types of treatment require this type of imaging, but when needed, this technology affords you:
- the utmost confidence in diagnosis
- the highest quality and shortest time frame of treatment
- the best possible treatment outcomes
- reduced time and costs associated with having to otherwise obtain these scans at expensive outside imaging centers