Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Dent Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;62(3):361-391. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2018.03.002.


In the last several decades, the need for 3D images in dentistry have developed. Computerized tomography was first introduced mainly with the advent of implantology, but its use remained limited to a small number of specialists, due to its indications, access and dose radiation. In the late 90's, a new technology using a cone-shaped beam and a reciprocating detector, which rotates around the patient 360 degrees and acquires projected data in a single rotation, namely the cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT), invaded dentistry, making the perception of 3D easily acceptable to dentists and their patients.

Keywords: CBCT; Computed tomography; Cone beam computed tomography.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography* / adverse effects
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography* / economics
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography* / history
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography* / methods
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Diagnosis, Oral
  • Endodontics
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / economics
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / history
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Printing, Three-Dimensional
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Radiography, Dental* / adverse effects
  • Radiography, Dental* / economics
  • Radiography, Dental* / history
  • Radiography, Dental* / methods
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed