Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: Benefits of a New Technology in Dental Imaging
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Cone-beam computed tomography is a dental imaging system that was introduced in the early 2000s. Its advanced technology and recent development has caused it to become increasingly popular over the last few years. The new technology CBCT features that other imaging systems do not is a cone-shaped x-ray beam that produces three dimensional digital images. The system also includes computer software with many features and tools that assist the dentist in identifying a complication and planning a treatment. In comparison to other imaging systems, CBCT produces high resolution images with excellent accuracy and low radiation exposure to patients at a reasonable cost. By being specifically developed for dental imaging, the x-ray scanner is practical and convenient for head and neck scans. Cone-beam imaging has demonstrated its overall value by being used in various fields of dentistry to help with diagnosis and treatment plans. Due to its tremendous number of benefits, cone-beam computed tomography is the best imaging choice for dental professionals to use for any type of case.