We scan all patients with our advanced 3D cone beam technology. This data can be used to produce 2D panographic images, which we deliver on request.
Conventional 2D x-ray images clearly show hard and soft tissue height and width, but not depth. Consequently, some internal and lingual conditions are hidden or distorted in 2D images. Because the above patient was scanned at our San Francisco dental imaging center with our 3D CBCT, when the left CBCT-rendered pano did not reveal the source of the pain, we were able to re-examine the data in 3D (right image) and find a large periapical lesion. This was done without rescanning the patient, since we already had the information from our original visit.
We will gladly take your 2D panos. If you later decide that you require a 3D image, don’t worry–we’ll have it ready before you finish asking for it!