TAC Cone Beam

LThe volumetric CT "Cone Beam" is a particular Computed Tomographic equipment able to acquire all the volume to be investigated in a single rotation of the complex X-ray source-detector, thanks to a large two-dimensional detector to development.

The volumetric CT technique "Cone Beam", thanks to the higher resolution capability of the detectors used and the high intrinsic contrast of the bony structures, allows you to get good quality images with patient doses lower than those given routinely, with conventional parameters, from traditional TC equipment (equal to the radiated volume from 5 to 20 times lower).

This equipment allows:

  • research in implantology and bone mineralization of the measures with the ratio 1: 1;
  • research of points of contact between the mandibular nerve and the third molars including;
  • research of the relationship between teeth included with anomalies of form, number and position, also with three-dimensional view;
  • looking for expansive pathologies, both rarefacenti both thickeners;
  • looking for position, morphology and dynamics of the temper-mandibular joints;
  • preliminary studies to stereolithography in DICOM format;
  • study positioning systems ANATOMAGE system.

OBesides the advantage of obtaining good images with patient doses lower than those administered with conventional CT, the CT volumetric "cone beam" also has the advantage of being much more comfortable for patients who must undergo a CT scan. It has a reduced exposure time to a few seconds and the patient is in a sitting position, and not inside a supine X-ray tube, thereby nullifying episodes of claustrophobia.

CT volumetric "Cone Beam" must be undertaken in full compliance with the requirements of justification and must be handled only by qualified personnel. In our center there is a Sanitary Technician of Medical Radiology and we are affiliated with a Radiologist for any reporting of examinations.