The CBCT facility in room No. 514, 5th floor CDER, was inaugurated by Director AIIMS New Delhi, Prof. Randeep Guleria in the presence of Chief CDER, Dean Academics, Dean Research and other faculty members of AIIMS, on 1st January 2018.
The CBCT machine is capable of both 2D and 3D imaging and reconstruction of oral and maxillofacial structures by using a specialized projection geometry and algorithm resulting in a significant reduction of radiation exposure to the patient as compared to conventional CT machines. This facility is now available to all patients seeking treatment at AIIMS at a very subsidized cost.
CBCT allows visualization of sub-millimetre sections with no magnification making linear and angular measurements accurate for high precision applications like implant placement and endodontics.
CBCT will open up new vistas for advanced imaging which will enhance diagnosis, treatment planning and management of patients with complex oral and maxillofacial pathology, trauma, and deformities. Its applications can be further enhanced by coupling it with 3D scanners and 3D printers for creating life- size models, making it an excellent tool for patient education, training and research.