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Cone Beam CT

Cone Beam CT

Cone Beam CT is one of the latest types of imaging, allowing us to view the face, jaws and teeth in 3D.  It enables us to view much more information about these structures than conventional x-ray, which in turn helps clinicians with optimal diagnosis and treatment planning.

Each one of these scans are reviewed and reported by our leading Dento-Maxillofacial and Medical Radiologists, Professor Paul MonsourAssociate Professor Ronnie Ptasnik or Dr Scott McNab.  There is more information about our specialists here.

Cone Beam CT is a very low risk procedure as it is such modern technology, producing high level images at very low levels of radiation.  You are welcome to discuss this with ourselves or your referring doctor.

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please discuss this with your doctor and tell our staff before your scan.

Before your scan

Please bring your referral form and your Medicare card if you have one.  Directions to our locations can be found here.

During your scan

The scan is quick and simple and you don’t need any preparation.  You may need to remove jewellery and headwear that could obstruct the scanner.

The scan is carried out by a radiographer who will get you sitting comfortably and put your head in the correct position.  You remain still while the scanner moves around your head and the scan only takes about 10-15 seconds.

After your scan

You can return to work and normal daily activities straight away. The images are reviewed and reported by our radiologists and sent to your doctor for review. The doctor can discuss your case with the radiologist if they would like to.