Limited Field Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an extra-oral diagnostic imaging tool that provides high-resolution, accurate three-dimensional (3D) scans of the teeth, jaws and facial structures. Our limited field CBCT device (Kodak 9000) provides the highest possible resolution scans at the lowest possible radiation dose. CBCT is a valuable aid that provides additional information that cannot be obtained using intra-oral radiographs alone. With this technology, we are able to make more accurate diagnoses, which allow us to formulate better treatment plans and achieve more predictable and successful treatment outcomes. We pride ourselves in being the first endodontic specialty office in Montreal to incorporate this high-resolution radiographic technology into our practice.
Digital Panoramic Radiography (DPR)
The Kodak 9000 device can also be programmed to capture 2D high-resolution digital panoramic radiographs (panorex) to survey the entire mouth (teeth, jaws and sinuses).
CBCT: The Kodak 9000 system produces the smallest field of view images on the market, resulting in the lowest possible radiation exposure to our patients. Exposure values range from 5-.3-38.3 μSv depending on what area of the mouth is being imaged, which equals 1-5 days of natural background radiation, or 4 conventional intra-oral radiographs. Dental CT scans use roughly 100 times less radiation than medical CT scans, making them very safe for patients.