CBCT Imaging Services
Our philosophy is to provide the best image quality at the lowest radiation possible.
We customize each CBCT scan on a case-by-case basis, with the priniciple of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) radiation protection. We follow strict calibration and quality assurance protocols and limit the scan to the particular area of interest by using the appropriate fields of view.
Delivery of CBCT scans
- Written radiology report provides a summary of the radiographic findings, measurements in the areas of interest (if requested) and selected panoramic, cross-sectional, multiplanar, and 3-D views of the most relevant findings.
- DICOM files of the scan can be transferred online or a CD can be mailed to the referring doctor’s office upon request.
- For more information, contact us.
Cases where CBCT 3-D scan provides additional information
- Implant treatment planning
- Bone grafting evaluation
- Maxillary sinus evaluation prior to sinus augmentation procedure
- Extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
- Evaluation of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs)
- Evaluation of developmental anomalies prior to orthodontic treatment
- Orthognathic surgery virtual planning
- Evaluation of bone pathology
- Incidental findings
Implant treatment planning: Intraoral and panoramic radiographs do not provide information about the ridge width, shape, and inclination. On this case, the patient was congenitally missing the second mandibular premolars. Cross-sectional views show sufficient ridge height and width but prominent lingual concavity on the right side. Mucous retention pseudocysts were incidentally found along the floor of the right and left maxillary sinuses (panoramic view).
Bone grafting evaluation: On this case, significant ridge atrophy was found in the anterior and posterior maxilla. Complete right maxillary sinus opacification was found incidentally. The patient was referred to the ENT for evaluation and treatment prior to bilateral sinus grafting. 3 months later, the surgery was performed successfully when the sinuses were clear. 12-month follow up scan shows amount to ridge width and height gained with bone grafting procedures.
Evaluation of developmental anomalies prior to orthodontic treatment: Teeth #6, 7, and 8 are horizontally impacted. Retained primary tooth #C is still present. 3D rendering is useful for diagnosis and treatment planning of this orthodontic case and helps communicate the radiographic findings to the patient.
Evaluation of bone pathology: Mixed density, well-defined lesion is noted at the apex of the mesial root of tooth #19. Cross-sectional images show thinning and mild expansion of the buccal and lingual cortices of the mandible caused by the lesion. The inferior alveolar canal appears to be intact. Tooth #19 was vital. The radiographic findings are consistent with a fibro-osseous lesion (most likely, focal cement-osseous dysplasia- FOD).
Complete opacification and destruction of the right maxillary sinus walls can be seen in cases of fungal sinusitis.