X-RAY AND IMAGING

röntgenCone Beam Volumetric Tomography

Our clinic was the first in Antalya to employ a Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography device, allowing us to viewthree-dimensional imaging of a patient’s hard and soft tissues in the head and neck region.

Usinga small amount of radiation,Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography is the latest imaging technology when utilised as a diagnostic tool, andexposures tissues that cannot be visualized by panoramic and periapical radiography, and its uses in dentistry are widespread. The differencebetween older X-Ray machines, that give flat two dimensional images, and Volumetric Tomography,is that cone beam images are converted into a three-dimensional view that can then be manipulated by sophisticated computer software for a wide variety of applications, including implant, orthodontic, examining the nerves, alveoli, sinus and TMJ to establish a diagnosis.

Dental volumetric tomography uses lower radiation levels than that of medical tomography, and similar to panoramic X-ray,CBVT has a beam size ranging from 0.7 to 1.5mm.Designed to protect sensitive organs such as cataracts and thyroid this narrow beam only points at the target site. The equipment obtains coronal, sagittal and axial sections and is appropriate for preparing surgical guides once processed by the appropriate software. Volumetric tomography identifies all the soft and hard bones and teeth, and also supports to review postoperative controls after attaching dentures.

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