Advanced Dental Care of Norton offers CAT Scan exams which are completed quickly with advanced imaging techniques in a comfortable and friendly environment. For your convenience, we have provided our CT Scan Referral form in printable pdf format at the bottom of this page. Be sure to bring it with you at your CT Scan appointment.
If you are considering dental implants, Advanced Dental Care of Norton can now take advantage of a new procedure called a Dental CT Scan to make this surgery even safer and more predictable.
It is very important to keep still for the few minutes that the scan takes so that clear pictures are obtained. Your dentist may provide you with a mouthpiece to bite on; this will separate your jaws and help you to keep them still. The rest is even easier. The bed will slide through the CT scanner and the study will take place.
The radiographer will explain each stage before it happens. You will not feel anything and the only part of your body under the scanner will be your head. In less than 15 minutes you will be finished.
After the scan the radiographer will give the final results to your dentist. And that's all there is to it!
What about the radiation aspects?
Advanced Dental Care uses the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner which is compact in size and the relatively low radiation dosage of the CBCT scanner makes it ideally suited for imaging the craniofacial region, including dental structures. Click here to learn more about the Conebeam CT Scan.
For your convenience and ease of understanding, the following is an i-CAT Cone Beam CT Dose Comparison provided by my colleague Dr. Stuart White, Dept. of Radiology, UCLA.
n Daily background: 8 uSv
n Panoramic: 10-15 uSv
n i-CAT 10 second scan: 30-35 uSv
n i-CAT 20 second scan: 60-70 uSv
n i-CAT 40 second scan: 90-100 uSv
n Full Mouth Series: 150-200 uSv
n Chest X-ray* 70 uSv
n Medical CT 1200-3300 uSv
Contact our office more information about CAT Scan.
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