Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a relatively new technique. It generates a 3D image by emitting a pulsed cone-shaped X-ray beam. CBCT has become a very useful and widely used technique for dentomaxillofacial imaging over the last decade. It provides clear, high resolution multiplanar reconstruction images. Previously, the images could only be generated while the patient was sitting with his/her head fixed in position. With the presented new generation CBCT (NewTom 5G, QR, Verona, Italy), a more free positioning of the patient, either lying or sitting, is possible. In this way, skeletal imaging of various body parts becomes possible. In this article we present three clinical cases of CBCT imaging of the wrist, describe the background of the technique, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of CBCT imaging.
Cone-beam computed tomography Wrist Methods Fractures Bone
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