Cone Beam CT is one of the latest types of imaging, allowing us to view the face, jaws and teeth in 3D. It enables us to view much more information about these structures than conventional x-ray, which in turn helps clinicians to optimise diagnosis and treatment planning.
Each one of these scans are reviewed and reported by our leading Dento-Maxillofacial and Medical Radiologists, Emeritus Professor Paul Monsour, Associate Professor Ronnie Ptasznik, Dr Daniel Selim, Dr Remy Golding, Dr Tess Matias, Dr Scott McNab and Dr Ivor Berman. There is more information about our specialists here.
Cone Beam CT is a very low risk modern procedure producing high quality images at very low levels of radiation. You are welcome to discuss any aspects of Cone Beam CT with ourselves or your referring doctor.
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please discuss this with your doctor and tell our staff before your scan.
During your scan
The scan is quick and simple and you don’t need any preparation. You may need to remove jewellery and headwear that could obstruct the scanner.
The scan is carried out by a radiographer who will get you sitting comfortably and put your head in the correct position. You remain still while the scanner moves around your head and the scan only takes about 10-15 seconds.
After your scan
You can return to work and normal daily activities straight away. The images are reviewed and reported by our radiologists and sent to your doctor for review. The doctor can discuss your case with the radiologist if they would like to.