In our efforts to continually offer our patients the highest caliber of diagnostics and treatment possible, we now can perform CAT Scans (Computer Aided Tomography) in our office. This is a technology that has been offered for years in large hospitals but is now available in our clinic. This prevents confusion for patients, saves them time and visits while giving us the ability to give you the best treatment available today.
While traditional C.T. Units require patients to lay on a table which is inserted into a Closter phobic tube, our unit is an upright unit where the patient sits comfortably in a chair while the machine moves around your head. The data is immediately delivered to computers where our doctors can view a 3-D reconstruction of your face, teeth and jaw bones. This information can be used to view TMJ problems, pathology of the bones of your face, odontogenic infections, exact relationship of impacted teeth to vital structures.
Most of all, this technology allows us to give you the most accurate evaluation of bone contours and vital anatomic structures when patients are wanting dental implants. Currently, no technology exists for use in dental offices that can give your surgeon a better view of your anatomy and vital structures giving you the highest level of accuracy and safety that is possible.
We also offer independent imaging services for the orthodontists and other doctors in the area wanting to have this technology.
Watch Dr. Culley’s interview about the iCat in an interview about him being the first doctor in Tennessee to have this technology. This interview was with WBBJ- TV of Jackson, TN in 2006.