To get an understanding of what makes cone beam ct (Also known as CBVT; Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography) different imagine that you are Superman. Superman of course has x-ray vision. As Superman you could stand beside Lois Lane and focus your x-ray vision on her lower 1st molar and view an image of the tooth that is similar to a traditional radiograph. Now imagine that as Superman you can fly around Lois and view her molar from any angle; from the lingual from the mesial even straight up from the root tips. That (and more) is what cone Beam CT allows us to do.