What is a CT Mandible / Maxilla (or Jaw Scan)?
A CT Mandible and Maxilla Scan uses multislice Computed Tomography to scan the jaws and teeth to produce 3D images.
A CT Mandible and Maxilla scan is used to obtain detailed and precise imaging of the mandible and maxilla for diagnostic purposes. The scan helps professionals evaluate and assess conditions and abnormalities affecting the jaw.
CT Mandible and Maxilla
What happens during a CT Mandible and Maxilla scan?
A. Before your scan
What to bring
- Your request form
- Any relevant previous imaging
- Your Medicare card
- Your dental stent or appliance to wear for the scan, if your dentist provides one.
Preparation – On the day of the scan
No preparation is required. If there is any chance you may be pregnant, please inform us before your scan.
B. During your CT Mandible and Maxilla scan
You will be made comfortable on the examination table. Your head and jaw position will be finalised and the table will slide into the CT machine. The actual scan itself only takes a few seconds.
Very rarely, a contrast agent (x-ray dye) is required, which we inject into your vein – you will be informed of this if it is indicated.
Risks and side effects
A Low Dose CT Mandible and Maxilla scan is a very low-risk procedure. Find out more about CT Risks and Side Effects.
Who will perform my scan?
Our specialist medical imaging team will perform your CT Mandible and Maxilla scan.
CT Mandible and Maxilla
What happens after a CT Mandible and Maxilla scan?
How do I get my results?
The data we gather from your scan is used to create images that will be available online, on CD and/or hard copy, depending on your doctor’s preference.
All scans are reviewed by our Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists, Clinical Professor Bernard Koong or Dr Tom Huang. We are the only practice with full time AHPRA registered Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists in residence, who are always available to your doctor to discuss your individual case.
- For non?urgent cases we ask that you allow 2?4 working days for the results.
- Urgent cases can be expedited and, where necessary, our radiologists are also able to discuss the results with your doctor over the phone soon after the scan.
Post procedural information
You will be able to return to your normal daily activities after your scan.
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Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
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MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
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NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
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