Information for Patients
About the scan
Dentascans are a special type of Low Radiation Dose CT Scan specifically for your jaw. These are often performed as a part of planning dental implants. Dentascans can also be used to study other dental issues and are often requested when an OPG is unable to provide sufficiently detailed information.
Information we need before booking your appointment
We will require your referral from your Doctor and your Medicare Card. Our Admin team will ask you to complete some paperwork, so we have all your important details on file.
For a Dentascan, we ask that you call us to make an appointment.
How to prepare before the scan
You will be required to remove any jewellery in the region of the scan (earrings, necklace, hair clips etc.). You may also be required to remove any dentures or dental implants – your Radiographer will discuss this with you in the examination room.
What to expect during the scan
You will be asked to lie down on the table in a comfortable position. As the different scans are taken you will move in and out of the CT scanner several times and will be asked to hold your breath and not swallow for short amounts of time.
Time to complete the scan
A Dentascan typically takes 10-15 minutes to perform.
What to do after the scan
Our friendly clinical team members will direct you back to the Front Reception from where you will be free to leave if you have completed all your examinations.
At ClinRad our billing is governed by Medicare and the rebates they provide. We Bulk-Bill all Medicare eligible Dentascans scans. Please ask for a quote when you book your appointment.
About the results
Your images and report are sent to your referring Doctor. We recommend that you make an appointment with them to discuss your results.
About the equipment
At ClinRad we use one of the most up-to-date CT scanners on the market. This helps us to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality images, with the lowest possible radiation dose.
Safety and individual suitability of the scan
Our experienced Radiographers and Radiologist will always work with you and your referring practitioner to ensure you are having the imaging procedure that will provide the most relevant information.