Cone Beam CT
The Cone Beam CT unit provides a method of obtaining 3-Dimensional x-rays of our patients. Essentially the system provides radiographic slices (like a bacon slicer), in all 3 dimensions. These slices can be looked at individually – or the computer can reconstruct a 3D model. This is incredibly helpful when assessing patients with oral or facial disease, or after trauma. Generally, our Head CT’s are carried out with a resolution of 0.25mm (which provides far better clarity than most standard CT’s). However, for fine detail we can up the resolution to 0.1mm. Additionally, the unit can be used to scan chests for evidence of metastatic spread of tumours. We have consultants available in the USA who can provide expert second opinions when required.