360 Visualise dental imaging centres specialise in the acquisition of dental 3D. Unlike a traditional hospital or medical imaging centre, 360 Visualise centres are beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities. The scan is acquired simply by positioning you in a upright position while the machine spins 360 degrees around your head. Unlike many other technologies, this procedure is safe, non-invasive and often uses up to 33 times less radiation than medical spiral CT. On your arrival, our friendly and attentive staff will spend about two minutes with you explaining the acquisition process. The scan will take about 20 seconds. If you like, you can review you 3D scan on our large computer screen. Our appointments average 15 minutes from start to finish. How does the scan help my Dentist? It allows them to:
- Visualise internal anatomy that cannot be diagnosed externally
- Plan treatment and surgery
- Prepare necessary guides
- Assess risk
- Analyse the orientation and position of critical structures like nerves, teeth roots,
- Helps to ensure a faster, safer, dental procedure.
Should I prepare myself for the scan?
No special preparation is needed for a CBCT scan. Anything that might interfere with the imaging such as earrings, necklaces, piercings, hairpins or eyeglasses should be removed. This interference takes the form of ‘scatter’, which distorts the image in the immediately surrounding area. The x-ray technician may ask you to remove dentures or other appliances, but it is advisable to bring these along to the appointment, as the technician may on occasion be required to incorporate them into the scan.