In addition to implant placement, a Cone-Beam scan is an invaluable diagnostic and treatment planning tool for the oral surgeon for:
CBVI scans provide a superior means of visualizing and studying pathological processes in the maxilla and mandible. This information is invaluable when planning any surgical efforts for biopsy or resection. The data can be used to:
Cone-beam scans (CT images) present different challenges due to the increased size of the field of each study. To enhance your diagnostic accuracy, treatment planning, treatment and patient outcomes, 3D imaging of the CSRA offers radiological reports upon request by a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Dental Radiologist. Our OMF reviews each patient study to rule out pathology and any incidental findings, which could affect a patient’s outcome.
Comprehensive assessments with images are provided in the radiology report for orientation and a detailed written report is delivered to address clinical concerns and pathologic findings.
Our services include but are not limited to evaluation of:
Your patient’s treatment plans are reviewed by practicing implant specialists who measure bone quality and quantity, create virtual abutments, teeth, and sinus grafts. The referring physician is then able to create and edit the treatment plan. In addition to the plan, experience the benefits of using and types of surgical guides as well as how to order them.
Available in Europe in 1999 and introduced in the United States in 2001, Cone-Beam Volumetric Imaging (CBVI) is a relatively new imaging technology that generates a 3D volume of image data. Using a cone-shaped x-ray beam rather than the linear fan beam of conventional CT’s, a CBVI scanner makes just one revolution around the patient to capture these multiplanar views. Along with imaging software, the data may be reconstructed to render 3D views that can be manipulated to show different angles, varying depths, thicknesses, and be selective for certain tissues. The dose of radiation needed for a CBVI is much lower than for a conventional CT. In addition, volumetric imaging results in fewer artifacts from metallic restorations as well as being cost effective to the patient.