CBCT(Cone Beam Computed Tomography) is the latest medical imaging platform available today. It has revolutionized the field of diagnostics and treatment. The patient receives a fraction of the radiation compared to conventional CT scans. CBCT is of specific importance to the field of dentistry.
Its applications range from the simple to the profound. They include presurgical assessment and treatment planning for craniofacial abnormalities. Treatment planning required for fixed orthodontics is also made possible by the CBCT. It is also very helpful for treatment planning required for cleft palate surgery.
CBCT is of particular importance in the field of dental implants. The 3-D images generated by this system construct an image of the bony foundation of the jaws. Perfect placement of implants within bone becomes the norm when utilizing this system.
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, is a world class superspecialty hospital in Chennai. We deal with dental and cranio-maxillofacial corrective treatments. We have the distinction of acquiring south India’s very first CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) unit. The then Tripura governor, Hon’ble Shri D. Y. Patil did the inauguration on Gandhi Jayanthi day in 2010. Prof. George Sandor, Head of Oral Surgery in the University of Toronto was also present. He delivered the keynote oration at the function.
Media too were present in strength to report this event. This remarkable technology will be a boon to the general public in many ways. The bar has been set higher for diagnosis and treatment planning in Chennai after this.