Why Cone Beam Technology?
While CT (computed tomography) imaging has been used in the medical field for over 30 years, it is becoming the new diagnostic tool of choice for orthodontic analysis, diagnosis and treatment planning due to the latest advancements in diagnostic technology such as the revolutionary i-CAT® Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System. This three-dimensional CT technology can provide a quicker full scan of the head than traditional two-dimensional imaging, allowing orthodontists a better visualization of the hard and soft tissues of the craniofacial structures from several perspectives. In addition to the advantages of traditional CT scans, the i-CAT® Cone Beam releases up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray machines, enhancing your safety while providing crisp, clear images for more efficient diagnostic analysis and treatment. We feel our modern, cutting-edge techniques ensure you are receiving the quality care you deserve. It also costs less than a traditional CT!
The i-CAT® Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System can immediately produce three-dimensional images in under one minute. This in-office, easy-to-use system provides your orthodontist a comprehensive view of all oral and maxillofacial structures, dramatically increasing the efficiency with which your orthodontist is able to diagnose your condition and plan for your treatment.
The i-CAT Enhances the Way Orthodontists See Their Patients
- Surgical Predictability –i-CAT technology provides orthodontists with comprehensive anatomical information prior to surgery, which results in fewer unknowns and more predictable surgical outcomes!
- Navigational Predictability & Distortion-Free Measurements – The accuracy of i-CAT images allows orthodontists to create surgical guidelines for navigating the anatomy of the mouth prior to surgery. These anatomically correct 3-D images allow for the most accurate pre-surgery guidelines available.
- Efficiency – The i-CAT delivers patient scans within minutes! The data is transferred to the computer in your treatment room, so that your doctor can begin diagnostic treatment planning.