Premium Dental CT (CBCT)

Premium Dental CT (CBCT)

Medicover's dentistry now has access to one of the world's most advanced, multi-award winning (Cellerant Class of Technology, Edison Awards) dental CT and panoramic X-ray equipment, the premium CBCT device, with which most CT and X-ray scans are done worldwide.

CT combines traditional two-dimensional panoramic technology and CBCT (Cone Beam CT) imaging to create personalized imaging along with modern 3D face scanning.

What is a CBCT?

Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is a three-dimensional digital X-ray imaging procedure during which the most detailed imaging is created about the bone structure and teeth under low radiation exposure.

What are the benefits of CBCT X-ray equipment?

  • Personalized radiation exposure: based on the structure of the patient’s jaw, the CBCT device determines the required amount of radiation exposure.
  • Significantly lower radiation exposure: half of the radiation dose emitted during a normal dental CT affects the patient during the examination.
  • It provides the most detailed image in the best resolution.
  • Accurate planning: with the help of 3D software, dental surgery (implantation) can be planned right after the imaging. Afterwards, the patient will know what kind of procedure is needed.

What are the benefits of CBCT in otolaryngology?

  • Compared to traditional CT, smaller amount of artifacts are produced around the metals (e.g. dental fillings, crowns, implants, ear implants, face and jaw fixation metals).
  • In case of repeated examinations, the risk of damaging radiation-sensitive tissues (such as the eyes) is significantly reduced.
  • At least as good spatial resolution in any plane as with traditional CT.
  • Fast test time of 30-40 seconds in sitting or standing position in open space (unlike the tube-like closed space of traditional CT).

Examination procedure

Before the exam, it is important that the patient removes all metals from their body (earrings, necklace, piercing, dentures, etc.).

Our dental assistant will inform the patient about the examination and provide them with the proper instructions before the imaging. In addition to the low radiation dose, full protection of the patient is ensured with a lead vest.

The patient is required not to move for the duration of the exam (20-40 seconds) so that evaluable images could be produced. Otherwise, a blurred image may appear, which might make it necessary to repeat the exam.

The first step of the examination is taking a small image, with only 5% of the radiation dose of a panoramic X-ray. This is the so-called mapping phase, when the state-of-the-art CBCT device calculates the required radiation dose based on the patient's structure (morphology). (Personalized radiation exposure thanks to SmartAuto Technology).

The completed recordings are handed over to the patient on DVD, in digital format.

3D imaging

Considering that a 3D program is used to design an implant, there is a minimal chance of needing another exam because the positioning of the implant is done with a computer aid. With the help of the so-called Face-scan option, even the patient’s face can be displayed by taking a CBCT scan in order to present the final result.

Awards, recognitions

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The latest Carestream CBCT system, the CS 9600, won the 2019 “Cellerant Class of Technology” award. The equipment perfectly reflects the company’s commitment to transforming dental diagnostics.

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The device has won the silver award at the Edison Awards, which is awarded to anyone in a company who carries on Thomas Edison’s legacy and makes developments that will change the future of each field.