A Cone Beam is a new type of dental 3D imaging which provides high resolution scans with low radiation exposure.
How do I prepare?
- There is no preparation required for a Cone Beam.
- You will be asked to remove any jewellery or metal items from your head and neck area including hair accessories, dentures and plates.
- You will not be able to have this scan if you are pregnant.
Technology and Team
Each of our practices use different equipment including i-Cat machines. Your Cone Beam scan will be conducted by an experienced Radiographer.
A Radiographer (or Medical Imaging Technologist) is a university trained health professional who operates medical imaging equipment such as CT, X-ray and MRI scanners.
Radiographers work closely with Radiologists to ensure the best image is taken to assist with clinical diagnosis and to monitor or treat a patients illness or injury. Radiographers have a thorough understanding of the body’s structure, how it is affected by injury, and the causes and effects of disease.
What happens during my examination
You will be asked to sit inside the scanner while the Cone Beam machine moves around your head collecting the necessary images. This will take approximately 10-15 seconds, during which you must remain totally still.
These images allow your specialist to view your teeth and facial bones, quickly and easily at any angle, which allows for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to be developed.
After your examination
The results of your Cone Beam scan will be sent directly to your referring Doctor and we encourage you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results with them.
The cost of your Cone Beam will depend on the reason for your scan. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.