Cone Beam CT

Digital Imaging

Cone Beam CT: Cone beam computed tomography is one of the most significant advancements in oral and maxillofacial imaging. Using imaging equipment that rotates around the head, this technology works with advanced computerized technology to generate 3-D images of teeth and the maxillofacial area (mouth, jaw and neck). These 3-D views provide dentists with information on the patient's anatomy, as well as the extent of a disease or condition, thereby helping in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Applications of CBCT imaging include, but are not limited to:

Airway analysis
Dental implants
Endodontics (root canal treatment)
Growth and development
Oral and orthognathic surgery
Orthodontic assessment
Pathology
Sinus conditions
Temporomandibular joints
Wisdom and impacted teeth
 
Cone Beam CT
2-D Extraoral Digital Radiography 

2-D Extraoral Digital Radiography

Digital Imaging

Radiographic exams commonly used to image teeth, jaws, cranium and cervical spine by placing an image receptor (film or sensors) outside the patient's mouth.

We perform the following sets of imaging:

Lateral cephalometric or skull projection
Panoramic radiography
Posterior-anterior cephalometric or skull projection

CBCT Interpretation

Reporting and Analysis

A faculty oral and maxillofacial radiologist at UT Dentists Imaging will interpret the images and prepare a report that addresses the primary purpose of the case and includes a detailed pathology assessment, along with key images. Radiologists will be available to answer referring doctors’ questions and concerns regarding the case.

Reports are completed within three business days; rush service is available on a case-by-case basis. UT Dentists Imaging uses a HIPAA-compliant image-sharing portal to make reports and images readily accessible any time at your convenience.

We also provide specialized services, such as airway analysis, skeleton-maturation analysis and TMJ MRI interpretation.

 
CBCT Interpretation
CBCT Interpretation 

2-D Extraoral Radiograph Interpretation

Reporting and Analysis

2-D imaging often poses diagnostic challenges due to superimposition of anatomical structures, variations in projection geometry or — on certain occasions — due to positioning and technical errors. Our oral and maxillofacial radiologists are here to help and overcome diagnostic challenges by offering interpretation services for 2-D extraoral radiographs, and to make further recommendations when needed.

Airway Analysis

Reporting and Analysis

Cone Beam CT can be used effectively to assess the upper airway in patients with dentofacial discrepancies, malocclusion and obstructive sleep apnea. Our oral and maxillofacial radiologists perform complex assessments of CBCT data on a variety of software types to segment and perform volumetric measurement of the upper airway.

 
CBCT Interpretation
Carpal Index 

Carpal Index

Reporting and Analysis

Skeletal maturation patterns vary with individuals and often pose challenges for clinicians performing orthodontic interventions. Hand-wrist radiography is considered one of the oldest methods for maturity indicators. Our technologists are experienced in performing digital hand-wrist radiography, and our oral and maxillofacial radiologists can provide a detailed assessment of skeletal maturation.

UT Dentists
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 1210, Houston, Texas 77054
UTHealth School of Dentistry