This technology gets its name from the cone-shaped beam of X-rays used to collect a complete image. Unlike conventional CT, which takes a series of thin-sliced X-ray images and then stacks them together to create a complete picture, Cone Beam CT produces a more sophisticated image in less time and with less X-ray exposure.
The images taken are rapidly reconstructed into a 3D picture using a special computer program. This allows for more precise targeting of the area to be treated because the image is taken when you are in the treatment position just before the actual treatment, enabling the treatment plan to be adjusted for any shift of internal organs.
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