In an ongoing effort to provide you with the best care possible, our practice has been employing the KODAK 9000 3D Extraoral Imaging System. It provides comfortable patient positioning and wheelchair accessibility which help make this unit patient-friendly. The heart of the unit captures high-quality images that allows our practice to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in the office. This will help reduce the need for multiple visits and rescheduling, saving our patients time and money.
The three-dimensional technology allows Dr. Michel to better visualize our patients’ dentition, without having to send patients for radiology scans. This unique “two-in-one” system (3D and panoramic) is well suited for complex diagnostic, restorative, surgical, and endodontic procedures. The highest resolution imaging capabilities provided by this unit will enable clinicians to detect lesions with more accuracy. This breakthrough technology provides unprecedented x-ray views of the oral cavity. Lets take a look at just a few of the Kodak 9000 3D's capabilities.
This video is just an example of the excellent 3D rendering capabilities of this machine. The video will also go through several other views that are not achieveable with traditional radiographs.
Traditional periapical and panoramic radiography have been augmented by the recent introduction of high-resolution cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), allowing 3D assessment of oral lesions, canal morphology, retreatment cases, root fractures, implants, and so forth. Because the 9000 system focuses only on the area in need of diagnosis, the amount of radiation exposure is significantly reduced, delivering 10-30 times less exposure than other dental radiography systems.
Lets take a look at a traditional periapical radiograph. This is a radiograph of a lower left 1st and 2nd molar.
Now lets compare that traditional radiograph to what the Kodak 9000 3D system can captures for the same tooth pictured in the radiograph above.