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3D ConeBeam Imaging

How Does It Work?

The 3D ConeBeam Imaging system is basically a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. (Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead of old-fashioned film.) Itís called "ConeBeam" because the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.

You simply sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around your head, gathering all the scan data needed. Thereís no special preparation necessary.

Your specialists can then call up whatever views they need on a computer monitor: 2D, 3D, "panoramic" views of your entire mouth, even sequences like pages in a book. They can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues; to plan or evaluate your treatment.

And while 3D ConeBeam Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan, it does so with less radiation.

3D ConeBeam Imaging system

In just 10 seconds, the 3D ConeBeam creates complete, panoramic views of a patient's face, teeth, and other details.