Friday, August 1, 2008

We've installed the Gendex CB-500

The latest addition to the new office is the Gendex GX CB-500. The device is a Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) device that will allow us to take 3D scans of a patient. CBCT is becoming a popular technology due to its ability to allow the clinician to view and analyze the patients skull in a true three dimensional diagnostic view.

This can mean greater ease for the treating team and greater confidence for the patient as difficult implant, surgical, endodontic, or orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with a more complete amount of diagnostic data.

Although I have limited experience with the device currently, we'll be going through training and putting it through its paces. I'll post more on this exciting technology as things develop.

2 comments:

  1. Has Keystone been to see you to show you the amazing treatment planning you can do with EasyGuide?

    We're doing a good bit of plan development now so the doctors don't have to spend so much time in front of the computer screen and they can just tweak and approve what we do instead.

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  2. Hi Lee,

    Haven't heard from Keystone about that yet, but I'm always looking for the better mousetrap.

    Feel free to send info.

    John

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