Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging modality that has multiple clinical applications in the field of dentistry. CBCT has been proven to be a successful diagnostic modality for dentists and maxillofacial imaging specialists.
Radiation exposure dose from CBCT during dental usage is 10 times less than from conventional CT scans. In fact, it has been proven to use even less radiation than cavity detecting x-rays. Furthermore, CBCT is highly accurate and can provide, three-dimensional volumetric data in axial, sagittal and coronal planes.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional (3D) imaging of hard tissue structures. CBCT is the most significant among the medical diagnostic imaging modalities that has emerged in recent years.
Increasing availability of this technology is now providing the dental clinicians an imaging modality, which is capable of providing a 3D representation of the maxillofacial structures with minimal distortion and reduced radiation hazards.