The Cone-beam (CBCT Cone beam computed tomography) is a tomodensitometry technique allowing to produce a radiological image in 3D.
This technique located between panoramic radiography and CT-scan is the examination of choice in dental and maxillary radiology when obtaining a very precise or three-dimensional image is necessary.
The cone-beam has in particular the advantage of being more precise than the dental panoramic by offering a resolution similar, even higher than that of the scanner, while being less irradiating than the scanner and with in addition the possibility of a digital reconstruction In 3D.
In addition, it allows you to locate the image on a very specific area (only a few teeth for example), which avoids unnecessary radiation of other areas not necessary for diagnosis.
The cone beam is therefore the examination of choice for performing 3D imaging in dentistry, implantology and stomatology.
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