Patients: CBCT

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Schedule an appointment for CBCT:

Cone Beam CT Imaging Service
NYU Dentistry
345 E. 24th Street, Suite 1A, New York, NY 10010

Phone: (212) 998-9430
Fax: (212) 443-1347  

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Fully digitized radiology service provides intraoral, panoramic, and 3D imaging (cone-beam computed tomography) to patients of NYU Dentistry and those referred from outside providers. There are four (4) cone beam CT scan machines. Faculty from the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine also provide radiographic interpretation and radiographic consults on different types of radiographs.


The cost of a CBCT scan is between $200 and $300, and it depends on the size of the scan. Payment is due before the scan can be taken.

Radiation exposure from CBCT is up to 10 times less than that incurred from medical CT scanning (see chart below). CBCT is crucial for some types of dental treatment (e.g. implant placement).



Effective Dose

Equivalent background radiation


Full mouth periapical radiograph: CCD sensor (Rectangular collimation)

20 μSv

2.5 days



20 μSv

2.5 days




Small field of view (<6 cm)

50 μSv

6 days


Medium field of view (dentoalveolar, full arch)

100 μSv

12 days


Large field of view (craniofacial)

120 μSv

15 days


Medical CT





650 μSv

2 months



2 mSv

8 months


Approximate equivalent background exposure is calculated based on an estimated background radiation dose of 3.1 mSv/year.