|The Future of 3D Radiography
QR's introduction of 3D Cone Beam 3D (CB3D) technology to the dental industry represents a quantum leap in diagnostic and treatment planning capabilities over conventional two-dimensional imaging, and at the forefront of this imaging revolution are the NewTom families of CB3D scanners.
A single NewTom CB3D scan captures a complete dento-maxillo-facial record in the form of a database of digital image information from which multiple types of 3D images, including primary reconstruction images in multiple planes, can be created using the system software. Because it provides precise 1:1 scale imaging, NewTom technology eliminates the magnification errors of conventional cephalometric imaging technology. In fact, this new imaging technology is so powerful that it is rapidly becoming the standard of care, especially for implantologists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral/maxillo-facial surgeons.
Because CB3D imaging technology is far superior to conventional 2D imaging, it enables practitioners to better identify potential problems in orthodontic, periodontal, implant, and maxillo-facial surgical cases. In addition, however, it also allows the dental professional to identify other potentially serious problems, including such things as airway passage obstructions and soft tissue abnormalities, which 2D systems simply cannot reveal. And the documented improved accuracy and precision of CB3D images help avoid potential mistakes due to such things as image distortion and magnification common with 2D imaging technology.
Improve Your Liability Exposure
CB3D imaging is characterized by:
- Extraordinary accuracy
- Rapid scan time
- Reduced radiation dose
- Unmatched three-dimensional image reconstruction capabilities
Because of this, CB3D technology can be instrumental in avoiding liability in many cases, especially where conditions not discovered through conventional imaging later caused problems for the patient that could be potentially laid at the feet of the dentist. This new technology helps provide an additional layer of protection against potential malpractice suits.
AFP Imaging is the exclusive distributor for QR in North, South and Central America, Australia, South Africa and Israel.