Dental - CBCT and OPG

Dental - CBCT and OPG

Being the leading diagnostics chain in Delhi NCR, at HOD we offer an extensive range of Dental Imaging options spread over multiple locations in the city:

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OPG Scan (Orthopantomogram)

An orthopantomogram (OPG) is a type of dental x-ray in which a panoramic view x-ray of the lower face is seen. It displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. It reveals the number, position, and growth of all the teeth, including those that have not yet surfaced or broken.

OPG is different from the small close up x-rays in which an image is taken of each teeth. An OPG display troubles with the jawbone and the temporomandibular joint or TMJ (the joint that connects the jawbone with head). An OPG may also be recommended for the planning of orthodontic treatment for assessment of wisdom teeth or for a general overview of the teeth and the bone which supports the teeth. Please check the OPG Scan price in Delhi-NCT and other details here.

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CBCT Sectional View

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. Please check the CBCT Sectional View price in Delhi-NCT and other details here.

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CBCT Full Mouth (Both Jaw Arches)

Dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. Please check the CBCT Full Mouth price in Delhi-NCT and other details here.

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CBCT Scan

A CBCT scan, also known as Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, is an x-ray technique that produces 3D images of the skull. It allows visualization of internal bony structures in cross-section instead of overlapping images typically provided by conventional x-ray exams. .The scan provides detailed images of the bones, and it is performed to find diseases of the dentition, jaws, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity, and sinuses. The growing accessibility of this technology is now providing the dental clinician an imaging modality, which is useful in creating a 3-D representation of the maxillofacial structures with minimal radiation hazards.

Cost of CBCT Scan in Delhi

The cost of CBCT Scan varies upon the focus/target area of the scan, and is currenlty priced as per below: CBCT Endoscan (Single Tooth)

CBCT TM Joint

CBCT Sectional / Quadrant

  • Anterior Maxilla (Front Upper Jaw) ₹1899 | Book Now
  • Left Maxilla (Left Upper Jaw) ₹1899 | Book Now
  • Right Maxilla (Right Upper Jaw) ₹1899 | Book Now
  • Anterior Mandible (Front Lower Jaw) ₹1899 | Book Now
  • Left Mandible (Left Lower Jaw) ₹1899 | Book Now
  • Right Mandible (Right Lower Jaw) ₹1899 | Book Now

CBCT Complete Arch

  • Maxilla Arch (Upper Jaw Arch) ₹2399 | Book Now
  • Mandible Arch (Lower Jaw Arch) ₹2399 | Book Now
  • Full Mouth (Both Jaw Arches) ₹2999 | Book Now

*Rates can be changed without prior notice. ₹500 Extra charges apply for CD & X-Ray Films. T&C Apply.

Preparation for the CBCT Scan

A cone-beam CT scan generally requires no special preparations. However, prior to the scan, an individual may be asked to remove items that can interfere with the imaging, including metal objects, jewelry, hairpins, hair aids, etc.

  • Fasting: No fasting is required for CBCT scan.
  • Ongoing Medication: Kindly inform us about any ongoing medications for you may require a special preparation for your examination.
  • Advice for Pregnant women for CBCT scan: Please inform the dentist if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Clinical Records: While coming for CBCT scan please carry all your relevant medical records for reference (Doctor’s prescription, treatment summary, surgery details (if any), etc. Submission of such clinical records helps doctors to work-up and identify your case-specific diagnostic detailing.
  • Old Records: If a prior CBCT scan has been performed, kindly do not forget to bring reports. Without reports of the previous scan, comparison for measuring improvement or deterioration of examination will not be possible.

Process for the CBCT Scan

The entire CBCT Scan procedure should generally take less than 30-60 minutes, of which Scanning time per se is approximately 3-5 mins depending upon the clinical conditions.

  • Verification of Documents: After reaching the location at your specified Time the reception staff verifies your documents are complete. Please ensure that you carry your hospital records and previous scan reports and images to enable the best case detailing for yourself.
  • CBCT Scan Conducted: You will be asked to sit on the examination chair/stand/table, depending on the type of CBCT scanner being used. The technician will position the patient in such a way that the area of interest is centered in the beam. An individual will be asked to stay still while the X-ray source and detector revolve around them. The scanner will scan the area of interest and produce photographs.
  • Wait for Reports: Since CBCT Scan is a detailed investigation, our team of Oral Maxillofacial Radiologists will be reviewing and reporting your study within 24-48 working hours. You should get an SMS regarding your report as soon as the CBCT Scan and Other Tests (if any) are approved.
  • Wait for Films and CD (Optional - Rs. 500 Extra Charges Apply): If your doctor requires film and CD, ₹499 charges are applicable for the same. The film and CD will be available alongside the report.

How does HOD offer a Low Cost for the CBCT Scans?

Knowing that CBCT Scan is a leading tool for maxillofacial diagnostics, we at HOD, put in a conscientious effort in bringing down prices to the lowest we can offer.

  • Profits by Volumes: At HOD we strongly believe that our volumes will drive profits and not the other way around. However, one of the downsides we acknowledge is that it is not uncommon to expect to wait at our facilities for the scan. Yet, we put in our efforts to give you the industry-leading quality at a substantially subsidized cost.
  • Market Leading Technology:For CBCT Scans, we deploy industry-leading technology such as Italy based CBCT Specialist OEM - NewTom's CBCT Scanner. Better technology enables us to lower our down-times, better manage routine maintenance, thus enabling us to operate leaner and yet give you the best in class output at an affordable cost.
  • No-Commission/Referral Policy: Many times, leading imaging centers and hospitals need to enroll aggregators, 3rd party websites at a referral/commission and other partners to drive volumes for CBCT Scans. We at HOD, avoid such financial relationships, and simply extend this benefit directly to the customer as a discount.

Advantages of CBCT

Advantages of CBCT scans include: Unlike Traditional CT Scans which generally hover around the precision of 0.625mm slices, the CBCT scanner manages to much more precise slice thickness nearing 0.05mm slices. This allows for multiple benefits in scan precision while also lowering the radiation dose administered to the patient  

A) Higher precision when planning implant and other surgeries.

B) Greater chance for diagnosing conditions like vertical root fractures and endodontic the pathology that can be skipped in conventional x-rays.

C) Higher chance of providing images and information which may result in the patient avoiding unnecessary and invasive dental treatment.

D) Finer detection of third molar (wisdom teeth) positioning in proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels before removal. The CBCT scan also enhances your dentist’s ability to see what needed to be done before treatment begins.

F) It enhances patient safety, reduces discomfort, more predictable outcomes, and faster treatments.

Limitations & Challenges in CBCT

  • Women during pregnancy are advised not to undergo a CBCT scan due to potential harm to the fetus. Please inform the dentist if you are pregnant at the time of the planned treatment and diagnostics.
  • As it is based on Computed Tomography, CBCT falls short of MRI in evaluation of soft tissue structures such as muscles, lymph nodes, glands, and nerves.

General Applications of CBCT

  • Surgical plan for impacted teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Dental implants placements
  • Evaluation of jaw, nerve canals, sinuses, etc.
  • Bone structure and tooth orientation
  • Locating the origin of pain
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Orthodontics
  • Pre-implant imaging
  • Airway evaluation