At The Nottingham ConeBeam Centre, we are equipped with the latest GENDEX GX-DP 700 cone beam dental CT scanner. Cone Beam CT scans can provide the clinician with 3D visualisation of the anatomy of the jaws and associated structures, to improve planning for procedures. With the Gendex GX DP 700 we are able to optimize our 3d scans by scanning a small section of teeth up to both the maxilla and mandibular arches in one scan.
What are Cone Beam CT Scans (CBCT)?
Cone beam CT scans provide high resolution, volumetric images with 3D views of critical anatomy for more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth positioning. Cone beam CT scans deliver very accurate scans with images comparable to medical CT scans, though with a much lower radiation dose, with either in-chair / standing patient positioning (rather than lying in a tunnel) and quicker scan times.
CT Scanning service
Dentists require our CT scanning service for a number of clinical applications including:
- Implantology: looking at bone quality, bone height and width, and the positions of adjacent nerves and teeth.
- Oral surgery: visualising un-erupted third molars and the position of the ID and mental nerves.
- Endodontics: realising the anatomy of curves of roots.
- Orthodontics: understanding the positioning of relevant un-erupted teeth.
Our CT scan referral service is ethical and all patients are returned to their dentist following a scan without any discussion of proposed treatment unless a report is specifically requested.
CT Scan Reporting
In addition to our simple scanning service, we can provide a diagnostic reporting service where we can help with the interpretation of scans, producing a radiology report for each scan.