In an effort to improve our practice and provide even better care for patients, we have invested in the CS 8100SC system from Carestream Dental. This powerful panoramic, CT Scan (3D Cone Beam) and cephalometric imaging system enhances our diagnostic capabilities by providing high-quality images, automatic tracing, and the fastest scan times on the market.
The system can acquire a cephalometric scan in as little as three seconds with shorter exposure times, we reduce patient dose and the risk of motion blur. Plus, the system gives us the option to choose from two scanning modes: a high-resolution mode for the highest image quality and a fast scan mode for exposure time that is twice as fast—which is ideal for our young patients. The result: safer scans, better information, and more informed diagnoses.
With a smaller radiation dose than conventional scans of a similar type, the CS 8100SC helps Dr. Hanasab adhere to the ALARA—As Low As Reasonably Achievable—principle. “We follow every precaution to minimize patient exposure to radiation when obtaining the diagnostic images we need to create a treatment plan.
The system’s sleek, open design allows patients to either sit or stand during the scanning process, accommodating people of all sizes and physical abilities. With patients feeling more comfortable during the scan, they’re less likely to move and cause blurring, which can create the need to rescan. The resulting images are very sharp. The system’s built-in filters enable me to adjust the contrast and sharpness of each image and better visualize hard and soft tissues. This insight enhances the diagnostic capabilities. We are able to create a treatment plan more quickly and present that plan to our patients and their parents through graphic images. They can easily see their current skeletal pattern and better understand the need for treatment. They can also quickly comprehend the direction of the treatment process.
The CS 8100SC system gives our practice state-of-the-art 3D technology to help Dr. Hanasab diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment such dental implant placement with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation. Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits.