A Growing Family–Two Winning Announcements from i-CAT

Bringing an extra dimension to the dental practice has always been a focus of Imaging Sci­ences International with its i-CAT® Cone Beam 3D imaging systems. i-CAT’s quality 3D scans and control over radiation dose translates into optimum care for patients. It gives the clinician the capability to diagnose problems with less radiation and develop treatment plans more easily and precisely. Imaging Sciences International has announced a new, innovative 3D option—the i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D system, designed for greater flexibility in scanning, planning, and treatment.

The new i-CAT FLX features the latest high technology tools for patient comfort and image quality:

  • Visual iQuity image technology provides i-CAT’s clearest 3D and 2D images.
  • Only i-CAT offers QuickScan+ 3D imaging of the full dentition at a lower dose than a 2D pan.*
  • Ergonomic Stability System (ESS) offers seated positioning, robust head stability, and adjustable seating controls to minimize patient movement and maximize accuracy of the scanning process. It also provides wheelchair accessibility.
  • i-Collimator electronically adjusts the field-of-view to limit radiation only to the area of scanning interest.
  • i-PAN offers traditional 2D panoramic images.
  • The unit’s small footprint fits easily into any practice.

The new i-CAT FLX

i-CAT’s new SmartScan STUDIO™ provides an easy, customizable solution for a guided, controlled workflow in your practice. With its easy-to-use touchscreen interface and integrated acquisition system, SmartScan STUDIO offers step-by-step guidance, allowing you to select the appropriate scan for your patient with ALARA in mind.

For implants, oral surgery, orthodontics, TMJ and airway issues, the i-CAT FLX also offers Tx STUDIO™ treatment planning software that provides immediate access to integrated treatment tools for implant planning, surgical guides and other applications.

Thanks to the Win A complimentary i-CAT Sweepstakes, a lucky dentist will soon experience the advantages that 3D imaging brings to a practice. This year’s winner, Dr. Patrick Hermanson, of Pierre, South Dakota, will soon take delivery of his new i-CAT. He explains why he entered the contest.

“I thought that having a 3D unit would be amazing, and I could really use it in my practice.”

Dr. Hermanson is a general practitioner who shares his office with another GP and an oral surgeon who places implants. He says that having an i-CAT will help him and his colleagues to “better evaluate the health of the bone, bony pockets for periodontal evaluation, and position of the roots in the jaw.” He explains further, “A lower molar will typically have two roots, but once in a while one of those roots split, and it is important for us to be aware of that.”

The detailed data that the i-CAT scans provide will help Dr. Hermanson with some of the more specialized procedures that he offers, such as restorative endodontics. “I have always used periapical films, bitewings and panoramic imaging, all of which are two dimensional. Seeing the dentition in three dimensions will be a big advantage!”

Dr. Hermanson and his staff are looking forward to the training that they will receive after the i-CAT is installed. He will also be able to take advantage of i-CAT’s 3D Imaging Institute for continuing education, including online tutorials, webinars, regional classes, custom on-site training, and the International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging. Although Pierre is South Dakota’s state capital, it is small in terms of population, and some people have to travel as far as 200 miles to reach certain types of specialists. He sums up, “To have this tool in our office to treat patients here instead of sending them out, is a big deal.”

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