Enhance your diagnostic capabilities by upgrading your technology
The advent and evolution of 3D imaging in dentistry has been one of the most important and exciting developments in dental diagnostic technology. Pioneered by NewTom, CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) 3D technology was a dental industry first. It enhanced diagnostic capabilities in dental surgery and revolutionised dental radiographic imaging by introducing three dimensional images. Inline Imaging Technology are exclusive distributors of the NewTom range, offering the dental community a comprehensive selection of extraoral imaging systems.
The benefits of digital radiography are many, with each aspect of the process creating a domino-like effect of positive impact and influence on the dental experience.
Images captured using digital sensors are of a higher resolution and quality compared with traditional X-rays. They supply more information to the dentist not only of teeth, but of gums and other oral structures, a significant progression from conventional dental X-rays. Supplementing image quality is the ability to enlarge images. A traditional X-ray is viewed at its actual size. With enlargement options available on digital software, the dentist can zoom in on potential problem areas. Consequently, affecting an image’s size, contrast or brightness ensures better diagnosis and facilitates an easy interpretation of the images by the dentist to the patient.
Expedited viewing time and improved diagnostics
Digital tools provide a view of the imaged area moments after capture on a computer screen, an efficient upgrade from traditional X-ray developing. Fast acquisition time means immediate feedback. The 3D capabilities provide different angles for better diagnosis and further evaluation. This translates into early and efficient detection of issues, helping minimise the need for more invasive treatments - a saving of both time and money to the patient. Viewing digitally generated images also facilitates an immediate return of the dentist to the patient in the dental chair with a diagnosis and customised treatment plan. With increased patient acceptance due to enhanced image and information delivery, proposed treatments can commence timeously. Patients reap the benefit of better oral health and dentists are rewarded with the greater financial success of a practice.
Reduced radiation through accuracy
Significant benefits of CBCT technology relate to the exposure and effects of radiation. Low radiation doses increase patient protection, a significant patient concern. Minimising radiation reduces the risk of potential side effects from X-ray exposure. By virtue of its non-invasive, painless and accurate process, advanced sensor technology eliminates the need to retake images. Inaccurate positioning, re-positioning and capturing film X-rays are time-consuming and costly to the dentist and further expose patients to unnecessary radiation. Digital imaging units are more environmentally friendly with less chemical waste. Ultimately, information obtained through digital radiography is less harmful to a patient’s health and less costly to the dentist.
Digital radiography minimises expenditure inherent to X-ray film and its associated chemical components. While the cost of digital imaging equipment may be higher upfront, the return on investment is evident with digital radiography being less expensive in the long term.
Irrespective of a welcoming practice environment, the actual treatment of a dental appointment fosters a beneficial relationship between the dentist and patient. Assisted by digital diagnostic technology, the dentist can reduce average treatment time in the chair. The dentist benefits by seeing more patients and patients feel that their time is valued and not wasted with extensive and protracted treatments. The need for second opinions is vastly reduced, patient trust and loyalty are consolidated with retention rates therefore improving. This enhances the dental experience on both sides.
Data access and sharing
Electronic data obtained from digital imaging can be accessed easily and stored securely. Viewing and exporting data can be managed effectively across multiple platforms ensuring adequate communication between both specialists and patients.
The GiANO HR and GO 2D/3D (from NewTom range of extraoral imaging X-ray systems) present as outstanding imaging options for dentists.
As a complete hybrid CBCT for 2D/3D imaging, the GiANO HR is a well-rounded diagnostic option incorporating various aspects of imaging technology in a cost-effective, efficient, and practical unit. The economy of size combined with digital capability more than meets most imaging needs. Like the GiANO HR, with pioneering CBCT technology, GO provides high-definition diagnostic data obtained with just one scan.
Increased productivity underwritten by strong digital imaging capabilities (facilitating diagnosis and expedited treatment) achieves better predictability of outcomes. NewTom’s GiANO HR and GO 2D/3D imaging systems perform to diagnostic expectations, optimise time and satisfy requirements with multiple functions. This is the NewTom edge - streamlining diagnosis and action with dedicated tools for superior image acquisition to formulate treatment plans. Expanding your view means expanding your practice.