A cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT, is a 3D image that’s produced for the purpose of evaluating a patient’s teeth, gums, and surrounding bone. Other names for a CBCT include C-arm CT, cone beam volume CT, and flat panel CT.
How CBCTs Are Used
With CBCTs, the X-rays are divergent, forming a cone that’s great for precisely evaluating images, as is necessary in dentistry. CBCTs are very important in the following aspects of dentistry:
- Treatment planning and diagnosis
- Interventional Radiology (IR)
- Oral surgery
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- And much more
How CBCTs Work
CBCTs are produced via a cone-shaped X-ray beam. CBCTs work via scanning software that scans around the patient’s head to obtain about 600 unique images that are used by the software to create voxels that are then manipulated by specialized software for better visualization.
CBCT Used by Gulf Coast Endodontics
Gulf Coast Endodontics can provide you a quality root canal in Houston, and sometimes the process involves a CBCT. With us, you’ll receive excellent CBCT service from our trained endodontics professionals only, for best results. We maintain the the most up-to-date and safely administered CBCT technology. Contact us today for more information!