Cone Beam Computed Tomography Scanner
Traditional dental x-rays are two dimensional and therefore do not provide enough detailed, accurate information for many dental implant and periodontal surgical procedures. Periodontists will often obtain images from a Three Dimensional Cone Beam Computed Tomography scanner (3D CBCT) to enhance their data before beginning treatment. There have been several recent advances in this imaging technology. These advances enable a more accurate visualization of key anatomical structures such as the jaw bone and nerve location, which is critical for proper diagnosis. Dr. Kissel has installed the JMorita Veraviewepocs 3D R100 to offer patients the advantages of the best technology available. The primary reasons for selecting this scanner are its ability to limit the patients’ exposure to radiation and its excellent resolution.
Many CBCT scanners use a cylindrical field of view which takes images that include areas outside the periodontists’ region of interest. This increases the dosage of exposure. The JMorita Veraviewepocs 3D R100 significantly reduces the dosage of radiation by abandoning the typical cylindrical field of view with a new convex triangular shape which closely matches the dental arch form.
The high resolution of this scanner is a dramatic improvement over many existing scanners. Obtaining a very clear view of the structures of interest will result in precise, detailed, safe and predictable treatment.
Please contact Dr. Kissel to learn how CBCT technology can be used in treatment planning your dental needs.