CBCT stands for cone beam computerized tomography and is an important Xray technique
helping in diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry in various situations. Sometimes
regular 2-dimensional X-rays are not enough to give minute details of the area concerned
and, in such cases, CBCT is very useful. It is a 3 dimensional, giving more detailed
information, using less radiation and produces high quality images of bone and soft tissues.
This advanced scan uses a rotating device attached to an X-ray source and detector. From the
X-ray source, radiation in the form a cone is directed to middle of target area and from there
onto the detector. Multiple images are obtained in one complete scan and these raw images
are reconstructed on the computer to an accurate scan image.