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Inauguration of "Cone Beam Computed Tomography" (CBCT) at Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar

Khyber College Dentistry is the first public sector dental college of KP which will provide Cone Beam Computed Tomography - CBCT which is an x-ray imaging technology where a large number of 2D and 3D images taken from head and neck region. The clinical skills and academics of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees will improve with the addition of this latest machine. The patient is exposed for 15 seconds and its takes total 10 minutes to get final processed image. The worth of machine is Rs 17 million which provides all necessary diagnostic information from single unit gives full sinus visualization and improved patient satisfaction. It has diverse uses in maxillofacial surgery, operative dentistry, orthodontics, Prosthetics, facial reconstruction and treatment planning in various departments of dentistry as well as ENT. The Cone Beam Computed Tomography - CBCT was inaugurated by Chairman BoG Dr Faisal Sultan. The ceremony attended by the members of BoGs Dr Shahjahan, Ms Shahana Zubair, Prof Dr Nadeem Khawar, Dean KMC Prof Dr Noor-ul-Iman, Dean KCD Prof Dr Ghulam Rasool, MTI KTH Medical Director Prof Dr Rooh-ul-Muqim, Hospital Director Dr Nek Dad Khan and senior faculty along with other staff. As compared to CT scans its resolution is very high and it provides ultra low radiation dosage. It provides following features that can be utilized in all specialties of dentistry: 3D face photo 3D model scanning Extra oral bite wings Cephalometry KCD staff members will be trained individually about its usage by Company Expert. Furthermore College management intends to keep this machine functional from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm and allow the other institutions and private practioners to utilize this facility. Media Cell MTI-KTH, KMC & KCD Peshawar

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