Carestream Dental, Atlanta, announced that the CS 9600, its latest CBCT system, has received a 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award.
“The CS 9600, launched in late 2018, has been changing the way doctors practice and having a major effect on clinical outcomes since the get go,” said Ed Shellard, DMD, chief dental officer at Carestream Dental. “To receive this coveted award less than a year after the system’s introduction not only makes us extremely proud, but acts as a challenge for our entire company: We’ve achieved the highest honor in the dental industry, now what? We continue to hold ourselves to the highest standard; push ourselves even further in research and development; deliver innovative solutions to the industry; and work even harder to change patients’ lives.”
The CS 9600 combines 2D imaging, CBCT imaging, object scanning, 3D facial scanning, and will soon add optional cephalometric imaging. The system combines a wide selection of fields of view (FOV) with high-resolution imaging, making it suitable for a range of dental specialties, and is available in three editions with 10, 12, and 14 FOVs.
The CS 9600 uses video cameras to aid in patient positioning. Digital, interactive guides are projected onto the patient’s face on an integrated SmartPad touchscreen interface that then walks the user through the positioning process. Pre-set programs reportedly minimize the risk for errors and quality control tools allow the operator to check the image immediately after the scan. The system can detect when the wrong accessory is inserted for the type of exam selected and recommend the correct one.
Once an image is captured, the clinician can use the exclusive metal artifact reduction tool, CS MAR, to compare images with and without scatter often caused by metal.
The CS 9600 is connected to CS UpsStream, which turns the system into a connected device and allows it to send data back to Carestream Dental. The system’s historical behavior is then accessible to the Carestream Dental support team to prevent downtime and maximize system availability.
Clinicians can acquire images at 120 kV for reduced starburst artifacts and enhanced image quality without increasing dose to patient as compared to 90 kV acquisition. Meanwhile, CS Face Scan, which captures images of the patient’s face and superimposes it onto a CBCT scan, helps the patient visualize final outcomes and more easily accept treatment.
An optional integrated seat is designed to provide added patient comfort and stability during patient exams. It can also be rotated to the side to accommodate patients in wheelchairs.