Although chiropractic is a relatively new profession, it has always tried to stay on the forefront of technological advancements.
Chiropractors were keen to integrate x-rays into the profession to give a more objective analysis of the spine after all, to see is to know and to not to see is to guess. Chiropractors quickly gained an understanding on how to use x-rays to improve the results of care and the views developed by the chiropractic profession are now commonly used in medical imaging today.
CBCT - Higher Quality, Lower Dose
In the last 10 -15 years, new forms of imaging have become the gold standard of assessing and analysing the upper-cervical spine, and at the forefront of these technologies is Cone Beam Computerised Tomography. CBCT images are not only higher quality, but can also deliver lower dose of radiation, giving us highly detailed 3D imaging with the minimum of risk.
CBCT provides us with a 3D image that can be looked at from all angles, in addition to x-ray and CT style slices. This gives us clearer views, free from distortion and overlaying structures.
How X-Rays Help With Chiropractic Care
Whilst studying x-rays, we have learned that no two spines are the same. In fact, anatomical differences are the norm and are to be expected. CBCT scanning of the upper-cervical spine has proven that is most certainly the case, showing the differences in even greater detail and clarity. We can now apply the understanding gained from having a 3D perspective to your case to provide you with more specific upper-cervical chiropractic care. CBCT images gives us a greater certainty of what needs to be done to improve your results.
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