THREE-DIMENSIONAL DIGITAL X-RAYS
Installing a brand new 3D X-ray unit that allows you to play three-dimensional images of the skull or some of its areas with highest quality and reduced exposure to x-rays. The radiation dose is less up to 10 times compared to a traditional device.
Three-dimensional images faithfully reproduce the anatomic structures. So it provides us information to develop a treatment plan that is as fair as possible.
Know the ground perfectly before exploring it is an essential condition for success!
This statement can be applied to the most varied circumstances of our daily lives.
In the particular case of medical profession, to obtain accurate diagnostic information is a priority requirement in order to provide their patients a treatment/therapy plan with the greatest likelihood of success.
This objective can be achieved using the latest diagnostic technologies and methods capable of ensuring the patient the best compromise between the significant reduction of radiation received and the need of the dental professional to have information not obtainable with other methods.
This structure performs 3D radiological examinations: the highest quality, reduced radiation exposure.
WHAT IS THE CBCT METHOD?
CBCT is a modern diagnostic methodology which allows to reproduce sections (tomography) and /or to generate a three dimensional image of the skull (or some of its areas) by means of radiation acquired by a digital sensor and processed by a computer.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CBCT IMAGES AND PANORAMIC/EPHALOMETRIC ONES?
Both diagnostic methods are a key instrument to facilitate the assessment of the health conditions, the diagnosis of dento-maxillofacial diseases and planning of implant treatment, endodontic and surgical.
While the panoramic and cephalometric X-rays produce a two-dimensional view of anatomical structures of the skull, diagnostic CBCT images – overcoming the limitations of traditional technology – can produce three-dimensional images with the huge advantage of being able to faithfully reproduce the anatomical structure and correct relationship with the surrounding structures.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CBCT COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL TOMOGRAPHY?
- Lower radiation dose imparted
- Less up to 10 times compared to a medical CT
- Minor exam duration
The shorter the duration of the scan, the lower the radiation dose and equally lesser the possibility of alteration of the examination due to patient movement.
- More comfortable positioning
The vertical machine can be used with the patient standing, sitting with the help of a stool and disabled patients in wheelchairs.
- Limitation of the radiation beam
The reduction of the irradiated area by addressing the x-ray beam on the area of interest minimizes the radiation dose for specific diagnostic tests.
WHICH USEFUL INFORMATION CBCT EXAM GIVES TO THE DOCTOR?
The examination CBCT allows the doctor to view the anatomical structures of interest and the adjacent 3D criticism, helping to define in a targeted therapy and/or the most appropriate surgical treatment for the specific patient: precise positions of the teeth, bones of the structures, the anatomical and vital structures. Moreover, thanks to the additional software of 3D reconstruction, the anatomy can be represented as a realistic three-dimensional object.
The images obtained provide the clinician a tool that can help you get more predictable results in a wide range of surgical and clinical procedures as well as in assessing the impact of the treatment over time.
BENEFITS EXCEED RISKS?
Each exam can be considered justified if its benefits (the way the revealed information can help the practitioner to guide its decision) outweigh the risks (in this case the radiation administered to the patient).
The benefits obtained by an examination conducted with a CBCT system, ie more precise information for a less invasive surgery and a reduced duration of the subsequent intervention, outweigh the risks caused by exposure to radiation.