The CT (Computerized Axial Tomography) is a diagnostic test for the accurate and reliable image with which the specialist dentist / stomatologist can accurately determine, before an intervention, the exact location of an implant, extraction (extraction of teeth) or in any intervention know exactly the oral anatomy.
The accuracy of this radiological test is such that implantologists choose it because they can know exactly the bone quality, height and width of bone available.. It also provides us with the necessary information for cases of canines included, tumors, cysts, etc.
How a TAC is done
The test is performed in a Radiological Center, the patient, will have to provide a flyer from your dentist / stomatologist indicating the area to be treated.
The CAT is an X-ray scan that collects detailed images of the body, because by rotating around the patient, multiple images are obtained that the computer groups to form a final image that shows the area to be analyzed.
It is a painless test that lasts approximately five minutes and is performed with the patient lying on the CT stretcher, in the case of helical CT, and standing or sitting if the test is performed in a Cone Beam CT. In the helicoidal CT the stretcher will move according to the area of the body that the specialist must study.
Advantages of the TAC
It is a precise, rapid and non-invasive test that allows placing implants accurately because it allows a detailed view of bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. It facilitates the diagnosis, in addition, to reduce the time of the intervention to know the exact place of the placement of the implant and to know exactly the anatomical conditions.