Sir Godfrey N. Hounsfield invented CBCT technology in 1967, although it was originally developed for use in angiography, not dentistry. In the years that followed, it would subsequently be applied to work in the maxillofacial field, which was a step in the direction of dentistry. It was only in the late ‘90s that it became possible for dental professionals to use this technology in inexpensive clinical systems in their offices.
Other notable dates are 1974 when the first CT was developed by a medical equipment manufacturer, and 1976, which saw the first whole-body CT. But, when it comes to the exciting world of CBCT, we owe everything to Sir Godfrey N. Housefield in 1967.
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