Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a medical imaging technique consisting of X-Ray computed tomography. The CBCT system rotates around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. The data is then used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s teeth, mouth, jaw, and neck.
This system has become increasingly important in treating and planning for implant dentistry. CBCT imaging provides a fast, non-invasive way of answering a number of clinical questions. Dental CBCT images provide three-dimensional (3-D) information, rather than the two-dimensional (2-D) information provided by a conventional X-ray image. This may help with the diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of certain conditions.
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