CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography. CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around you, capturing data using a cone-shaped x-ray. In less than a minute, about 150-200 images are captured from a variety of angles. The data captured are used to reconstruct a 3D image of your teeth, mouth, jaw, and neck.
What’s the difference between CBCT and standard x-rays?
You’ve probably heard of or received full mouth x-rays (FMX) or panoramic x-rays (PANO) from your dentist in the past.
• FMX — Typically taken every 3-5 years by your dentist. The FMX captures images of each tooth and the surrounding structures and is used to diagnose gum disease, cavities, dental abscesses, and lesions.
• PANO — A single picture image most often used by oral surgeons and orthodontists. This type of x-ray does not provide explicit detail.
Compared to these standard x-rays, a dental CBCT scan is a much more detailed and effective method of capturing information about your dental health. CBCT technology also uses less radiation and requires fewer scans to see the different views and angles of your mouth. Plus, unlike traditional dental x-rays, the cone beam CT scan can show both bones and soft tissues.
• Low Radiation Portable Digital X-Rays
NOMAD uses the latest in x-ray technology for precise, repeatable exposures that help produce sharp, clear radiographic images. It is a handheld device which allows for faster and easier radiographs, allowing for a more pleasant experience. The NOMAD also has low radiation exposure for both patients and providers to allow a safer x-ray environment for all.