Cone-beam computed tomography systems are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. These systems are often used by dental professionals. Cone Beam CT machines do an X-ray while having a cone-shaped beam scan around the patient.
This is used to create a three-dimensional image from the scans of your teeth, your mouth, jaw, and neck, and ears, nose and throat. The resulting report requires special training to properly interpret the results.
CBCT are used by radiologists and dental professionals for various clinical applications including dental implant planning, visualization of abnormal teeth, evaluation of the jaws and face, cleft palate assessment, diagnosis of dental caries (cavities), endodontic (root canal) diagnosis and diagnosis of dental trauma.