Upper Airway CBCT imaging utilizes cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology to create detailed, three-dimensional images of sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, and other structures in the upper airway.
Upper Airway CBCT imaging can aid in diagnosing various conditions related to the upper respiratory tract, including:
- Obstructive sleep apnea: This is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked, causing breathing to stop and start repeatedly throughout the night.
- Sinusitis: A condition that results from inflammation or infection in the sinuses. Sinusitis can cause nasal congestion, headaches, facial pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
- Deviated septum: A condition where the nasal septum (the wall between the two nostrils) is displaced to one side, making it difficult to breathe through one or both nostrils.
- Chronic nasal congestion: This is a condition where you feel blocked up and have trouble breathing through your nose for extended periods.
- Other respiratory conditions: Upper Airway CBCT imaging can also help diagnose various other respiratory conditions, including tumors, polyps, and abnormalities.
Our Upper Airway CBCT imaging services utilize the latest technology to provide detailed, 3D images of the upper airway, allowing us to pinpoint problem areas with accuracy and precision. The CBCT, or cone-beam computed tomography, system that we use allows for lower radiation exposure than traditional CT scans while also capturing more comprehensive images.
During a CBCT imaging session, the patient will be seated in an open-mouthed position with the head securely in place. Our experienced technologists will then capture multiple images of the head and neck using the CBCT machine. The entire process takes only a few minutes, and our staff ensures that patients are as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.