CBCT Scan Center

iCATnSequence offers the most complete 3D Imaging System for quicker and more comprehensive diagnostic treatment planning. The i-CAT provides the best image quality with less radiation to the patient, which is half the dose of a full mouth series.

Why 3D Cone Beam Imaging?

Implant

Using highly accurate imaging, 3D cone beam imaging is used to effectively determine proper implant placements. Whereas conventional 2D X-Ray could only determine 2D sense of measurements, the 3D cone beam imaging is used to determine depth, bone density, and even sensitive anatomical landmarks such as the inferior alveolar nerve. Without 3D scanning, a dental implant treatment would likely fail due to the lack of accurate calculations of implant placement location.

Panoramic

Just as its name suggests, a panoramic study takes into full account the entire anatomical structure of the mouth. This technique reveals more detail and oral-maxillofacial landmarks than standard X-Ray or medical imaging. Jaw disorders, root alignment, sinus, and TMJ cases could be studied thoroughly using this technique.

TMJ

For TMJ disorders, patients can be scanned using the 3D cone beam imaging in order to properly diagnose the condyles and joint space. The cone beam scan is utilized in both pre-treatment and post-treament stages.

Post-Scan DICOM Data Services

Out of the Reno area? No problem. You could even send us your DICOM data for a full range of services from image work-ups to written radiology reports. We are proud to offer diagnostic reports prepared by board certified, world-renowned oral and maxillofacial radiologists.

We offer image portfolios and written reports for the following services:
– Implant Evaluation
– TMJ
– Impacted Teeth
– Orthodontic
– Pathology
– Sinus Evaluation
– Diagnostic Purposes
– Oral & Maxillofacial Procedures

 

 


 

Patient’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At nSequence, we strive to serve you to the best of our abilities. We would like to answer questions patients often ask regarding our i-CAT 3D imaging system. Please take some
time to read the following information carefully as it may answer many of your questions.

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What is a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner?

Decades of advancements in dental and medical technology have allowed the CBCT to be developed and regarded today as one of the most advanced methods of capturing 3D images of patients. The technology captures literally hundreds of X-Ray images in under a minute. Additionally, the i-CAT scanner rotates around the patient, allowing for a complete 360° imaging of the target scan. On the other hand, a conventional 1-layer X-Ray captures only a 2 dimensional snapshot that would not allow the clinician to discern varying density of tissue that could otherwise be identified as bone, nerves, skin, or any other soft tissue within the scanning range. But with the i-CAT imaging machine, a clinician could analyze the scan virtually layer by layer, which allows for more accurate analysis and diagnosis when assessing and planning treatment options for the patient.

Should I prepare ahead of time for the scanning? Does it hurt?

There is absolutely nothing to worry about with the CBCT i-CAT scanner. A patient simply comes to our scanning center, sit on the provided chair in the machine, allow the scanner to rotate around the head, and that’s it! The entire scanning process should last for only 40 seconds at maximum. It is absolutely painless and speedy. It is strongly recommended that a patient does not wear jewelry or any items of clothing containing metallic components as it will cause the machine to return with inaccurate results. Glasses, hair cosmetics such as pins and clips, and hats must be removed prior to the scanning. If you are currently using dentures or other dental cosmetics, you may bring these as technicians may have you use these items while scanning.

I’m worried about radiation. Is there a lot of radiation emitted from the i-CAT machine?

Radiation emitted from the i-CAT scanner is actually 10 times less than a standard CT scanner found in hospitals. Additionally, a patient is typically exposed to the radiation for less than a minute which further minimizes radiation exposure to the patient. Radiation exposure is incredibly low, considering the hundreds of images are captured within than 10-40 second window of scanning.

What are the benefits to the i-CAT scanner?

As mentioned above, the scanning is incredibly quick and easy, saving both you and your dentist time. In addition, because the scanning is highly accurate, it truly allows your dentist to accurately diagnose your anatomy and assess any risk that may be discovered by the scanning. Crucial components of your mouth such as jawbone structure, teeth roots, critical nerves, and nasal cavity could be closely analyzed accurately, allowing the dentist to have the most accurate treatment options for you.

 

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