The most common justification for referring patients to do a CBCT scan is, by far, to gather 3D data of the surrounding of an implantation site for proper planning of an implant surgery. 80% or more of all CBCT scans are requested for this specific purpose.
At DentQ, in such cases, alongside a 3D scan of the implantation sites and reconstruction, we generate and provide two types of reports:
- A general radiology report that provides an extended set of sections (6 sections for each tooth) and a detailed description (anatomy, pathology, and condition) of every tooth captured in the CBCT scan.
- A dedicated implant study that provides specific measurements of the implant placement site and a panoramic reconstruction with marked Inferior Alveolar Canal.
Both of these reports are usually originated by an AI (artificial intelligence) system and then manually inspected, improved and enhanced by our experienced processing team. We call this the AI+Human advantage and both these reports are usually provided at no extra cost to patients that do such (implant oriented) CBCT scans with us.
After these AI+Human reports are processed by our radiographers and processing team, a manual (traditional) radiology report created by one of our in-house dental radiologists is frequently created and added into the general (AI+Human) radiology report. In addition, the measurements in the implant study are manually adjusted in many cases. In some countries, a radiologist report (created and signed by a radiologist) is mandatory and included in our dental imaging service, while in other countries many dentists order such reports at extra cost to be on the safe side.
The initial radiology and implant study reports are created on DiagnoCat’s AI platform, which DentQ works with exclusively as a dental imaging center, in many countries. The reports created by this platform are interactive, and we provide dentists with private access to the platform so they can further inspect the sections, descriptions, and measurements of every tooth, interact with the reports, and adjust them to their needs. These interactive reports enable dentists, for example, to replace some section images in the report, to change pathology descriptions, and to adjust the measurements of the implant site to match their findings when physically inspecting the patient, the implants they prefer to use, and their overall implant surgery plan.
As a result, implantologists receive a comprehensive set of data, which:
- Provides essential information about the implant site, including clear indications
- Saves them time and effort, with ready-made sections and measurements
- Includes specific and very useful measurements of implant site surroundings
- Enables doctors to interact with the reports and adjust them to their needs
The Implant Study that we provide, adds the following information and tools to the general radiology report:
- A wide 2D image of the implantation site, including ruler and slice step markup
- Precise distance measurements to support proper implant placement
- Alveolar ridge measurements
- Bone thickness
- Ridge height
- Location of Inferior Alveolar Canal
- Location of Maxillary sinuses
- Interactive Implant study that can be adjusted
- Online storage in a secured cloud
Here are, for example, some of the images provided in a real Implant Study report, of the mandibula of a 47-year-old male before an implant procedure:
Implantation site (mandibular)| Slice step: 2 mm
A few of the provided (mandibular) sections with measurements
- The Inferior Alveolar Canal is marked in the implantation site image
- Section measurement vectors (green lines) can be adjusted by the dentist at DiagnoCat’s interactive platform
- The sections appearing in the implant study report can be adjusted by the dentist, by interactively inspecting and replacing some sections in the report with other sections that provide a clearer picture..
And here are some of the images provided, in a real Implant Study report, of the maxilla of the same patient:
Implantation site (maxillary) | Slice step 2 mm
A few of the provided (maxillary) sections with measurements
All in all, if you want to have the needed data for successful implant surgery, you should consider using our AI+human Implant Study report, provided by DentQ when relevant, together with CBCT scans and radiology report. Download the brochure on our AI+human Implant Study service for more details.
For more information on our many services and AI+human reports, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide all the information you need and to support you in selecting the services that best meet your needs