The procedure is similar to having an OPG. The examination is painless. You will be asked to sit with your chin resting on a small support shelf to provide accurate positioning. The scanner will move around your head and from this, the processor will build and store a three-dimensional image that the radiologist will review and assess.
The three-dimensional image data will also be provided on a disc to the dentist or specialist who referred you and can be used with other software, for example for implant planning.