CBCT Locator Tip: Make it Bigger!

As many of you have noticed, the CBCT locator map on the right can be too small for some of the less specific searches. This map was created to serve as a quick search service of sorts. But in case this is not providing the optimal desired results for you then you should definitely click on the 'View Full Mode' button just below the map.This will blow up the map to full size and things should be a lot more defined in this mode.
Another useful tip would be to use the Zoom in / Zoom out buttons on the upper left corner of the map. This would allow you to view a wider area of your search location and find more CBCT scanning centers around you.

Question: Xray and CBCT radiation dosage

We have been getting a lot of questions and research about the difference between regular CT and CBCT when it comes to radiation dosage. This time one of our visitors is asking something a little bit different:

"Please compare the radiation dose between a chest x-ray and a small FOV CBCT study for a single implant site."

We thought we would share that with all our readers, so check the comments for an answer, or leave one.

Site Update: New Scanners Page

Our ConeBeam scanners page has been updated. It should now work on all browsers and does not require any plugins. Try it here

Gendex Launches the CB-500 HD

In a press release today, CBCT manufacturer Gendex has announced the availability of the Gendex CB-500 HD
From the press release:
"Gendex proudly introduces the GXCB-500 HD™. Continuing its history of innovation, this leader in imaging incorporates an advanced High Definition sensor into its award-winning Cone Beam 3D solution."

Read more for the full press release.

Expanding Educational Horizons In 3D

By Terry Myers, DDS
With all of the innovations available to dentists today, educating ourselves on how technology works and fits in with our goals keeps our practices vital. American scientist Marvin Minsky once said, “You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.”
As a general dentist, I don’t always need the same information as a specialist, but I still want to be able to make the best diagnostic decisions. For example, when I discovered Cone Beam imaging was an option for my office, I researched the technology--how it works; the fields of view available, and the safety issues related to radiation exposure.

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Question: How CBCT Panoramic Scans Compare To Real Panoramic X-Ray?

If you have a Cone Beam scanner at your office then you have probably tried to take panoramic shots with it. You might have also noticed that these shots are not as good as those taken by a panoramic X-Ray machine.
One of our readers, a doctor who has an iCAT, was asking how to improve the quality of his scanner's panoramic shots.
We know that Imaging Sciences offers TruPan, a software that should help with this kind of problem. Some scanners such as those offered by Vatech also have dedicated Panoramic X-Ray sensors that give you a true panoramic image.
We would like to hear your proposed solutions and any experience you have with the issue and pre-mentioned software / scanners.
Feel free to post comments.

Truths and Myths about Dental Cone Beam

For the past decade, some dental offices have changed their view of radiography, literally. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scanners presented the opportunity to obtain a 3-dimensional view of the mouth, that improved diagnosis, facilitated treatment planning and enhanced opportunities for patient education. Before in-office CBCTs became available, many patients who needed 3-D scans were referred out to hospital or imaging centers to obtain medical CTs. This was not only inconvenient and time consuming, but also exposed dental patients to more radiation than was necessary for dental treatment. Recently, articles have appeared cautioning the public about the increased health risks from medical CT scans. While it is worthwhile to take precautions to avoid exposure to unnecessary radiation, it is also important to avoid confusing radiation exposure statistics of medical CTs with those of dental CBCT scans.

Update: Henrik Roos Appointed President of Danaher Imaging Group

As a continuation to the previous story of Danaher,corp. acquiring PaloDEx Group, it was announced today that Henrik Roos ( former PaloDEx president ) is named President of Imaging Group and will have full responsibility for leading Danaher's worldwide imaging business.

Read more for the full press release.

Danaher Corp Acquires PaloDEX Group

PaloDEx Group, the corporate behind CBCT manufacturers Soredex & Instrumentarium has been acquired by Danaher Corp. of iCAT, Gendex, DEXIS and ISI fame.

Click 'Read More' to read the full press release.

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