Cone-beam computed tomography systems are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. This technology has been used in human dentistry with the ability to rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This information can be used to reconstruct a 3D image of the patient’s anatomy.
Cone-beam CT is making its way into veterinary medicine. Beyond dentistry, it can be used to evaluate the middle ear, limbs, etc. A more affordable and portable option! Dr. Mike Canfield, DVM, DACVD from Animal Dermatology South in New Port Richey, FL joins the podcast to share his experience utilizing cone-beam CT. He is a dermatologist that also practices as a general practitioner and has a lot of experience with this cool advancement in imaging.