What is a 3D scan?
CBCT (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography) is a digital x-ray technology used for scanning the head and jaw. This technology allows the acquired data to be reconstructed into multiple views of 2D images and 3D volumes.
What is an i-CAT?
At RMOX, we utilize the i-CAT® scanner by Imaging Sciences, the most cutting edge three dimensional CBCT system available. The i-CAT® rotates 360º around the patient's head in 20 seconds (or less) to obtain the entire skull volume. Viewing software is included with every case to aid in reconstruction of the data. A printed report for the specific area of interest is also included.
Why should I use 3D imaging?
- One scan provides you with significantly more information about your patient's anatomy and bone structure than traditional 2D films.
- These distortion free images display implant site assessment, TMJ disorders, impacted teeth, critical bone and tooth relationships, mandibular canal and difficult to see pathologies.
- Images can be easily viewed on a computer screen.
- Patient's understanding of anatomy and the treatment plan leads to better patient acceptance.
- The radiation exposure is less than a full mouth series and 95% less than a conventional CT scan.
- Much more economical than hospital based conventional CT imaging.
- It is quick, comfortable, and painless for the patient. Taken in an open upright chair, most scans are only 10 seconds.
- The patient can more easily understand the problem and solution by viewing the 3D skull volume on the computer monitor.