Microdosis Diagnostik, Digital Volume Tomographie

Digital volume tomography

The digital volume tomography (DVT) is an X-ray procedure which is used to create high-definition 3D images of the head, neck and jaw region.

It is thus possible to create three-dimensional images of structures such as bones, paranasal sinuses, the middle ear or nerve paths for subsequent use by ENT specialists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons or dentists. This information makes it easier to exactly plan and perform the relevant treatment, such as surgery for example. 

Low exposure to radiation

If compared to a conventional computer tomography (CT), radiation is up to 90 percent lower.

Pleasant examination procedure

The patient is positioned where the image will be taken. The head support can be moved and individually adjusted to each patient. This further increases the comfort of the patient. The examination itself is completely painless and usually takes only a few seconds.

Because the device can be accessed from the side, an adjustment to patients in a wheelchair is possible without any problems.  

Suitable for patients suffering from claustrophobia

It is not necessary to place patients in narrow "tubes". Digital volume tomography is therefore also very well suited for claustrophobia sufferers and children.

Areas of application for digital volume tomography

  • General dental medicine
  • Dental orthopaedics (e.g. mandibular joints)
  • Periodontology
  • ENT (ear, nose and throat medicine)
  • Implantology
  • Dental and oral surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sleep medicine
  • Rheumatic diseases