Focus on Radiography
Imaging Sciences International

Imaging Sciences International offers i-CATTM, a cone beam 3-D imaging unit that provides accurate views of oral and maxillofacial structures, including impacted cuspids, supernumerary teeth, root relationships and angulation, facial symmetry, bone structure, and tooth orientation. The i-CAT produces in-office scans with considerably less radiation for patients. Dental specialists can prepare accurate treatment plans using the 3-D images, providing their patients with a visual diagnosis to increase their understanding of treatment options. ISI is ISO 13485; 2003 and 9001; 2001 certified.

For more information, contact Imaging Sciences International Inc, 1910 N Penn Rd, Hatfield, PA 19440; (800) 205-3570;

Progeny Dental

Progeny Dental offers Preva DC, an intraoral x-ray system that offers a 0.4-mm focal spot, adjustable techniques, and a LED screen that allows users to easily see technique settings at a distance. The Preva DC features 60-, 65-, or 70-kV selections; 4 to 7 mA; and time adjustments from 10 milliseconds to 2 minutes. The easy-to-use control panel provides 30 anatomical technique settings based on tooth type, patient size, and receptor time, and can be installed remotely. The system is available in 56-inch, 66-inch, or 76-inch arm lengths, and it features Progeny’s proven arm mechanics for smooth and stable positioning.

For more information, contact Progeny Dental, 1407 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089; (888) 924-3800;

Planmeca USA

Planmeca USA offers Proline XC digital panoramic and panoramic/cephalometric x-ray units that offer DIMAX3 third-generation sensors featuring Automatic Gain Control (AGC). AGC optimizes the sensitivity of the digital sensor and produces clear, high-resolution images. The units are designed for full-view patient positioning using a three-laser positioning light system. The full-color, thin film transistor GUI offers easy-to-follow, color-coded menu options. The XC’s Ethernet interface allows direct network connectivity. The optional Twain drivers make the XC system compatible with any imaging software that uses the Twain protocol. The automatic cervical vertebrae compensation feature eliminates shadows caused by the cervical vertebrae. Proline XC’s adjustable focal trough shape- and size-adjusts to suit any patient’s anatomy. It is available as a digital panoramic, a digital panoramic/cephalometric system with one transportable or two fixed sensors, or as film-based panoramic and cephalometric x-ray machines.

For more information, contact Planmeca USA Inc, 100 N Gary Ave, Suite A, Roselle, IL 60172; (630) 529-2300;

American Dental

American Dental offers the TC-2000 Transcranial Imaging Board, which may be used with digital CR plates. The TC-2000 imaging system includes a laser point light to accurately position the x-ray tube so the patient is aligned with the board’s Frankfurt Plane indicator line. The unit includes a specially designed tray that holds an 8- x 10-inch cassette for a standard CR imaging plate. The system provides six TMJ views: three for the left side (closed, rest, and open) and three for the right TMJ. The words “closed,” “rest,” and “open” are readable directly under the x-ray view of each position when the CR plate is developed. An acrylic ear post is provided to ensure proper patient positioning.

American Dental emphasizes that the transcranial images taken with the TC-2000 do not provide a definitive diagnosis. If the images show suspicion of any problems, the patient should be referred for more thorough tomograms.

For more information, contact American Dental, 4928 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250; (800) 423-3535;

Kodak Dental Systems

Kodak Dental Systems offers the Kodak 8000C digital panoramic and cephalometric system, which provides high-quality digital panoramic images in real time and exposes standard cephalometric images in a little more than 1 second, improving patient comfort and reducing the risk of blurred images. The system features dual sensors that eliminate the need to move a sensor to capture panoramic and cephalometric radiographs. It also features a unique computer-controlled user interface and face-to-face positioning for simple and convenient programming and increased patient comfort.

Kodak also introduces the latest version of its orthodontic imaging software, which functions as a stand-alone imaging platform or a fully integrated component of Kodak’s full suite of orthodontic practice-management software. Users can view, manage, and even acquire digital radiography images without switching between computers or software programs.

For more information, contact Kodak Dental Systems, PracticeWorks Inc, 1765 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339; (800) 944-6365;

Air Techniques

Air Techniques offers the A/T ScanX, which simplifies the imaging process by requiring only the A/T ScanX, a computer, and the Air Techniques imaging software for digital imaging. The unit allows you to use your existing x-ray equipment by replacing the film with a phosphor storage plate (PSP). There is no need for an expensive electronic modification of extraoral x-ray units. The patent-pending, continuous, rapid-feed system allows image acquisition in just seconds. There are no drums or holders to change. All PSP sizes are inserted directly into the ScanX. The image is available 25 seconds after the initial exposed Panoramic PSP enters the ScanX; cephalometric images are available in 32 seconds.

For more information, contact Air Techniques, 70 Cantiague Rock Rd, PO Box 870, Hicksville, NY 11802; (800) AIR-TECH;


Dent-X offers the Strato Digital Pan, which features a compact flash card that automatically stores images, eliminating the need for a computer. Strato Digital comes with 16 different applications and unique features for adults and children, and is available with a digital cephalometric arm. The Strato Digital can store up to 30 images at a time, which can be printed directly from the flash card.

For more information, contact Dent-X, 250 Clearbrook Rd, Elmsford, NY 10523; (800) 225-1702;

Sirona Dental Systems

Sirona Dental Systems offers the Orthophos XGPlus, an easy-to-use digital imaging unit that offers a simplified approach to advanced radiography with intuitive features and a practical design. The Easypad™ full-color touch screen minimizes the number of steps required to perform any function. It also allows practitioners to preview patient images directly on the screen. The unique network approach enables direct network integration with no need for a computer in the operatory. Patient positioning, vital to quality images, is easily repeatable due to the three-position temple support and on-screen positioning guides.

For more information, contact Sirona Dental Systems LLC, 4835 Sirona Dr, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28273; (800) 659-5977;


Panoramic offers the PC 1000/Laser 1000 x-ray machine, which features a precision laser beam that guides the alignment process, making the switch between panoramic and cephalometric functions simple. The unit also features a cephalostat that rotates to any desired horizontal angle in 45º increments. Local service technicians install the machine and provide training to office staff at no charge. A full 2-year warranty on all parts and labor is included.

For more information, contact Panoramic Corp, 4321 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818; (800) 654-2027;

Orex CR

Orex CR offers Paxorama HS, which incorporates optimum light wavelength to cleanly erase phosphor plates, eliminating artifacts that compromise diagnosis and require new x-rays. The digital Orex Paxorama HS enables dental practitioners to manipulate, enhance, and store images. The Paxorama HS automatically processes a full-mouth series of 22 scans, eliminating tedious plate-handling steps, and minimizing patient setup time by storing settings for different technicians, patient types, or x-ray machines. The system is immediately ready for the next set of x-rays after a patient is x-rayed. Patient records and post-films can be stored in the system, enabling easy access to vital information.

For more information, contact Orex Computed Radiography, 2000 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 200, Auburndale, MA 02466; (888) 844-7775;

Gendex Dental Systems

Gendex Dental Systems offers the Orthoralix 9200 DDE Direct-Digital Pan and Ceph. The new sensor module replaces the traditional film cassette and eliminates the hassles and cost of a processor, film, and chemicals. The Orthoralix 9200 DDE includes both basic and advanced imaging programs, automatic exposure control, and advanced image quality. Available system upgrades include TRANSCAN cross-sectional tomography and cephalometric imaging. Gendex also offers solutions for all your digital or film-based x-ray needs, including DenOptix (a flexible PSP solution), AC or DC intraoral x-ray units, intraoral digital sensors, and camera packages that fit your needs.

For more information, contact Gendex Dental Systems, 340 E Main St, Lake Zurich, IL 60047; (888) 275 5286;


Wehmer offers digital radiography solutions for panoramic and cephalometric applications that integrate with existing x-ray equipment. With computed radiography products, indirect digital radiography is no longer a bridge product for orthodontists. It is a viable alternative to direct digital that offers many benefits.

For more information, contact Wehmer Corp, 1151 N Main St, Lombard, IL 60148; (800) 323-0229;

Schick Technologies

Schick Technologies offers CDR Standard and Wireless 2.0 digital radiography that provide instant, high-quality images, time-saving capabilities, and reduced levels of radiation. CDR Wireless 2.0 features signal-locking features that identify and receive the sensor signal even in an office environment filled with other radiofrequency sources such as wireless computer networks and cordless phones.

For more information, contact Schick Technologies Inc, 30-00 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101; (718) 937-5765;