Cone Beam CT

Cone Beam CT available at:

Cone Beam CT

PRP Castle Hill Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Cone Beam CT

PRP Dee Why Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Cone Beam CT

PRP Gordon Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Cone Beam CT

PRP Moore Park/City East Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
FREE ON SITE PARKING
Driver Avenue MP1 Car Park Free patient parking in MP1 Car Park. Even if sign says full, proceed to parking attendant and ask for X-Ray.
ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

  • Cone Beam CT Explained

    A cone beam CT (CBCT) is a compact version of a regular multi-slice CT specifically designed to provide high-resolution distortion-free 3D images of the teeth, jaw and surrounding anatomy. While health professionals have long relied on two-dimensional (2D) imaging provided by standard 2D OPG examinations, a 3D CBCT can provide additional information about the dentition and surrounding structures, allowing the doctor to better diagnose and evaluate the extent of dental abnormalities.

    CBCT is increasingly being used by dental and maxillofacial surgeons to evaluate their patient’s anatomy with a 3D perspective. These indications include:

    Location of anatomical structures – mandibular canal, maxillary sinus, submandibular fossa

    Evaluation of the jaw for implant planning and for previously placed implants

    Evaluation of abnormalities in or affecting the bones – infections, cysts, tumours

    Evaluate extent of alveolar ridge resorption

    Impacted teeth

    Evaluation of bone structure and tooth orientation

    Alveolar fractures

    Assessment of the mandibular nerve prior to the removal of impacted teeth

    TMJ analysis

    Jaw lesions/tumours – relationships to other anatomical structures, expansion, erosions etc.

    Cephalometric analysis

    Oral surgery

    Endodontics/root canal

    Sleep apnea – imaging the soft tissues of the mouth, nose and throat

    Cleft palate

    Periodontal diseases

    Orthodontic planning

  • Please advise us

    If you are, or may be, pregnant

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    You may be required to remove your jewellery from the head and neck region.

  • What happends during the procedure

    You will need to be standing to have a Cone Beam CT. Your chin will be placed on a chin rest and you will be given a bite piece to hold in your mouth. There are handles that you will need to hold on to - this will help ensure you stay absolutely still while the scan takes place.

  • How long does it take

    A Cone Beam CT takes less than a minute.

  • After Your Examination

    There are no restrictions after having a Cone Beam CT.

  • Your images and report

    After your examination, you will be given a copy of the most pertinent images from your study. A report will be given to you with the images, or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous imaging with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

Services - CT

Ct - LOW DOSE

The philosophy of PRP is to image gently; each step being made as pleasant and safe as possible. Our 640-slice CT scanner with ultra-fast scanning times and low-dose radiation provides you with state-of-the-art health care.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.