July 26, 2019
CBCT & SLEEP DISORDERS
Proper Use of Cone Beam Imaging for Upper Airway Analysis and Management of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders
Sal Rodas, MBA
PROPER FIELD OF VIEW
One of the various options to consider when selecting a new CBCT or obtaining an image from an independent imaging center is the Field of View (FOV). The FOV is the area of interest that will be captured during the CBCT scan. When identifying, treating and managing patients that may suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders, doctors are encouraged to perform an appropriate upper airway analysis of the patient using a CBCT by capturing – at minimum – all of the following landmarks: Temporomandibular joints and the entire upper airway (nasal cavity, oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx).