We know Cone Beam CT.

Successful implant treatment depends on a number of factors, particularly good implant placement. The use of Computed Tomography (CT) scans in conjunction with specialist treatment planning software is undoubtedly the clearest and most precise route to deriving a pre-surgical treatment plan. This can be augmented through computer generated surgical drill guides. The main subject of debate in using this technology has been the level of radiation exposure to the patient, which is why practices today increasingly use Cone Beam CT (CBCT).

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A Brief History of CT and CBCT (1971-2007)

Nobel Prize winner Sir Godfrey Hounsfield developed the first CT scanner at the Atkinson-Morley Hospital in London in 1971. Computed tomography quickly became an important technique in non-invasive diagnostics. Modern multi-slice helical CT scanners produce images of unsurpassed quality at ever increasing speeds and reducing radiation exposure.

With the increasing adoption of CT scans into standard treatment plans, a less expensive, lower dose method of obtaining radiographic 3D volume data was required. Quantative Radiology, recognizing this need, brought the first Cone Beam CT scanners into the medical arena in 1997. This was the first dedicated head CBCT scanner and proved to be low Dose at about 1/10 of the Effective Dose delivered by hospital based CT scanners at the time.

Cone Beam technology has been further developed and refined with flat panel detector technology allowing the adoption of a seated or standing position for the patient as apposed to supine, a more relaxing situation for nervous patients. There are an increasing number of manufacturers producing CBCT units and as always with increased competition standards are being driven higher and cost lower. CGI has carried out extensive tests and can advise you not only on the compatibility of CBCT scanners with SimPlant but are also happy to share our opinion on isuues of image quality vs. radiation exposure and provide examples from most scanners on the market.

Become a Cone Beam SimPlant or SICAT Referral Centre

...Whatever you work with, we work with you...

If you are thinking of expanding your business to take advantage of the sky-rocketing demand for dental CT scans, we can help. Many practices have found a way to expand their business base by becoming a dental CT scan referral centre for other specialists. If you are thinking of taking the next step in developing a lucrative referral centre, we can work with you at every stage, from purchasing a CBCT scanner to marketing your service to other practitioners. Why?

  • We are working with an increasing number of new Cone Beam owners
  • Take advantage of our marketing expertise with joint promotions
  • Fast, cost-effective 3d models for planning your surgery and for consultation with referring dentists.
  • Expert Advice on every stage of becoming a CBCT referral centre
  • Clinical Excellence audit procedure

Contact CGI for all your Cone Beam CT needs.