3D Imaging/Cone Beam CT Scan

Cone Beam CT 3D imaging machineThe CS 9000 system gives our oral and maxillofacial practice state-of-the-art technology to help Dr. Jason Hullett and Dr. Anu Hullett diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence.

Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology that scans your mouth in under one minute and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images.

The CS 9000 scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This drastically reduces your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern.

Our 3D system enables us to reduce multiple visits and cut down on surgical time due to carefuly planning. You and Dr. Hullett will sit together to review the scan together and address any questions you may have.

Uses for Cone Beam CT

  • Visualize cysts or tumors, their pathological borders, size, anatomical invasions, affected teeth
  • Visualize highly impacted teeth, such as canines
  • Visualize the proximity of your wisdom tooth root in relation to the inferior alveolar nerve
  • Dental Implant Treatment Planning
    • Bone width, height, length (Bone volume)
    • proximity to nerves, teeth and roots
    • choose the exact size of implant
    • choose the most efficient and effective number of implants
    • plan for type of bone graft needed
    • visualize the sinus (check for health, pathology, bone level)
    • make a surgical guide (stent) for larger and complex cases that need exquisite precision

Dr. Hullett and Dr. Hullett can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience, and delivering a positive treatment outcome.

Do I need a CBCT?

The majority of patients do not need a CBCT. We limit the scan in such cases of:

  • pathological cysts where we need to see the extent
  • wisdom teeth roots that are wrapped around a nerve
  • very difficult implant cases.

We typically use a simple Panorex (2D panoramic x-ray) as the standard of care in an oral surgery office. If you happen to have a Panorex from your dentist within 6 months of your consultation with us, we will be happy to use that and save you money.

For more information about 3D Imaging/Cone Beam CT or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Hullett or Hullett, call our office in Houston, TX at Houston Office Phone Number 713-439-7575.