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CBCT used for precision targeting in breakthrough cancer treatment

Proton beam therapy is a type of radiotherapy used in cancer treatment, delivering heavily charged protons in a more targeted manner to reduce damage to unaffected tissue and organs.

Tumours are targeted with Cone Beam CT, a volumetric visualistation of the tumour and the body.

The treatment has delivered significant results for patients, especially in lowering side effects. It is anticipated that patients will be treated with proton beam therapy early in 2018.

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New Advancements in Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement with Dr. Todd M. Britten

“Dr. Todd Britten now uses Cone Beam technology in his periodontal office for a better understanding of his patients’ anatomy, allowing him to place dental implants in exactly the right place and more effectively replace missing teeth. Traditional dental x-rays provide a limited picture of the patient’s mouth and jaw. Recent developments in technology have led to Cone Beam imaging, which produces 3D, high-resolution images of the mouth.”

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Published paper by Prof Jan Casselman on medical applications for cone beam imaging

Initially, Cone Beam CT was almost exclusively used to perform dental radiology. The advent of more powerful high-end CBCT systems led the way to temporal bone, skull base and small joint musculoskeletal imaging possible. These non-dental CBCT studies gradually replaced conventional X-rays and CT/MDCT studies because they allowed imaging with higher resolution, lower radiation dose and less metal artifacts.

In this paper the most important non-dental CBCT indications will be discussed.

Dr David Dunn, installs second NewTom VGi Evo at Macquarie Street Centre, NSW

“The NewTom VGi has the highest resolution of any cone beam imaging system currently available . . . Having been involved in implant therapy now for several decades, I believe CBCT technology – with its diagnostic capability, convenience and integration with treatment planning software and other digital technologies – is simply a must have in providing uncompromised results for my patients today.”

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