This all-in-one system offers orthodontists multiple options for extraoral exams
Patient care and comfort is every doctor’s top priority. Orthodontists who deal with young patients have an even greater concern for keeping their patients stress-free, comfortable and — most important — safe during diagnosis and the treatment process. However, children have the tendency to fidget during extraoral exams, which often requires retakes and increased exposure to radiation.
And, with office real estate at a premium, doctors may believe they have to choose between a system that can perform the all-important 2D cephalometric scan or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology that offers faster scan times and less radiation.
Now, the CS 9300C system with Low Dose mode from Carestream Dental provides orthodontists with a three-in-one unit that allows users to perform all extraoral exams by combining high-resolution 3D imaging, one-shot cephalometric technology, and high-quality panoramic imaging, plus the ability to create digital models. The system delivers outstanding images each time it’s used — giving doctors the precise visual evidence needed to diagnose more effectively. Plus, new Low Dose mode provides CBCT imaging using extremely low radiation for young patients.
The CS 9300C captures vivid 3D images with up to seven selectable fields of view — from 5 cm x 5 cm to 17 cm x 13.5 cm — and image resolution up to 90 μm. Dental professionals can easily collimate field of view based on clinical needs to further reduce radiation exposure, adjust resolution, and change position according to exam specifications. Users can examine images slice-by-slice in stunning detail for enhanced diagnostic interpretation. This combination of speed, image quality, and precision placement dramatically reduces the need for retakes. The CS 9300C is built with an open design to accommodate patients in both standing and seated positions. This flexible design accommodates even the smallest patients as well as patients in wheelchairs.
When 3D imaging is indicated, the CS 9300C is capable of performing CBCT scans using the new Low Dose mode. Low Dose combines extremely low radiation, fast scanning time, and excellent image detail. The newest technological advances in software algorithms and noise reduction processing allow the unit to capture effective low-dose 3D images. Low Dose delivers a significantly lower radiation dose than standard CBCT programs, adhering to the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle. In fact, it allows for 3D imaging at a lower dose than panoramic imaging and reduces exposure time to as few as 3 seconds. Additionally, the ability to focus on a specific region of interest limits radiation to only the relevant anatomical structure(s) and reduces reading responsibilities of the clinician.
High-quality 2D cephalometric and panoramic images still have an important place in today’s orthodontic practice, even given the capability of the CS 9300C to capture low-dose 3D images. Most digital cephalometric units take more than 10 seconds to scan a patient’s skull, which can lead to issues with patient movement that did not exist with film based cephalometric units. However, the unique one-shot technology of the CS 9300C captures digital cephalometric images in less than 1 second. This reduction in exposure time virtually eliminates the risk of patient movement, a common occurrence when dealing with fidgety young patients or perhaps even special needs patients, and optimizes image quality. The system also features a broad range of cephalometric image formats to address a number of orthodontic diagnostic needs. Exclusive landmark recognition software even automates cephalometric tracing, saving significant practice time.
The CS 9300C is unique in its ability to adapt to any practice’s workflow, rather than forcing doctors and staff to adapt their routine around it. The CS 9300C has preset programs and motorized movements with a streamlined user interface that make it remarkably easy to use. CS 3D Imaging software allows users to quickly access, review, and share images. The CS 9300C is also SureSmile® certified.
In short, the CS 9300C gives orthodontists more options when it comes to treating their patients, no matter what the clinical need. New advancements such as Low Dose mode and one-shot cephalometric technology means young patients are exposed to less radiation than standard CBCT programs or traditional cephalometric scans, while achieving better image resolution. Not to mention, the CS 9300C comes with a minimal learning curve for doctors and their staff and fits seamlessly into a practice’s existing workflow. If you’re considering implementing a new imaging system, make sure it can address all of your imaging needs.
For more information about CS 9300C with Low Dose mode, call 800-944-6365, or visit www.carestreamdental.comThis information was provided by Carestream Dental.