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 episode 85 of The Derm Vet 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. Check out the episode and how you can implement this into your general practice in many ways!
This episode of the podcast was sponsored by Xoran Technologies, LLC.
Listen to the full episode here.