CBCT Image Interpretation: Outside the Oral Cavity


Ms. Laura Howerton

Geared towards the interests of dental hygienists and assistants, this presentation will cover the basics of radiation and cone beam computer tomography imaging. Topics to be discussed include:  radiation facts, physics and biology; overview of CBCT including advantages and disadvantages; radiographic interpretation of normal anatomy; and common pathologies that occur outside the oral cavity; and patient education opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the key terms associated with cone beam computed tomography
  • Describe the axial, coronal, and sagittal views demonstrated with cone beam computed tomography; list normal anatomical findings commonly seen in these three views
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of conebeam computed tomography
    Describe examples of systemic conditions involving the ostiomeatal complex, ears and throat, that may be viewed and treatment planned correctly through the use of CBCT images