- Cone beam computerized tomography is a modified CT scan used in dental offices
- It uses a cone-shaped beam, giving us a three-dimensional image of your face, including your teeth, jaw and sinuses
- Being able to view anatomical structures in three dimensions is an invaluable tool for locating ideal positions for placement of implants as well as diagnosing problems of the temporal-mandibular joint. It can also aid in detecting cracks in teeth, finding obscure anatomical variations in roots of teeth and visualizing pathology in the sinus cavities.
This picture shows the other two dimensional images that are unique using the cat scan, the top is the axial image and bottom is the coronal image.
This is what is known as volume rendering where the machine takes all the data and reconstructs a picture of the condition.