Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: Third Eye for Dental Surgeons

Ravindra B Govindwar, Pravin B Sundarkar, Neeraj G Alladwar, Vinod Agrawal, Anshul Khandelwal, S Kailasam
2011 Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology  
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is being increasingly used for head, neck and dentomaxillofacial imaging. There is growing interest in CBCT from all fields of dentistry because it has created a revolution in maxillofacial imaging. It has caused transition of dental imaging from 2D to 3D images and has expanded the role of imaging from just diagnosis to image guidance of operative and surgical procedures. The present article is to provide an overview of this CBCT technology and review its
more » ... pabilities with specific applications in clinical dental practice. images in the coronal, sagittal and even oblique or curved image planes -a process referred to as multiplanar reformation (MPR). In addition, CBCT data are amenable to reformation in a volume, rather than a slice, providing 3-dimensional (3D) information. [2, 3]
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1170 fatcat:63xhi5pvo5fprmnlsadwp2kzf4