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Dental X-ray Imaging Types

There are a few different options when it comes to dental x-ray imaging, listed below are the types available from the Vatech product range.

CT (Computerised Tomography):  A CT scan creates a series of x-ray images that are then pieced together to form a series of slices that can be viewed as a 3D (three dimensional) image.

PANO (Panoramic): A Panoramic x-ray creates a 2D (two dimensional) image of the whole mouth and jaw (slightly stretched) showing the teeth as a single image.

CEPH (Cephalometric): A Cephalometric x-ray image creates a 2D (two dimensional) image looking at the head, neck and jaw

Intraoral: An intraoral x-ray image creates a 2D (two dimensional) image looking at a small region of teeth within the mouth.

CBCT (Cone-beam Computed Tomography): Much like the CT image the CBCT creates a series of x-ray images that are then pieced together to form a series of slices that can be viewed as a 3D (three dimensional) image. The main difference between the two is that the CBCT uses a directed radiation exposure with a cone-beam rather than the CTs fan/ scattered beam.

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