Our doctors use 3-D CT (computed tomography) scans to create 3-D images of children with craniosynostosis, craniofacial microsomia and other conditions that affect the skull and facial bones. The 3-D images help doctors accurately diagnose your child’s condition and plan the best treatment.
A CT scan is a special type of X-ray used to make pictures of your child’s head and face. The noninvasive tests include:
- Fine-cut CT to show very thin slices of your child’s body
- Cone-beam CT to make 3-D images of your child’s jaw and teeth
We use the least amount of radiation possible while making the best image. For example, we use a very low dose of radiation for CT scans if we mostly need information about your child’s bones and not their soft tissue.
Learn more about 3-D imaging.