If you've heard me lecture on Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) you've probably heard me say that even if you have no desire to own a system, you should be aware of ways to avail yourself of the technology. There are just too many benefits in too many situations to choose not to use it. To that end, there are companies opening imaging centers in many areas that allow a doctor to simply send a patient to the imaging center and have the scan done. I've just learned of CAD-Ray and thought I'd mention it here as another source of imaging for those offices who would prefer not to own their own hardware. Here is the company's press release:
CAD-Ray provides dentists access to Cone Beam imaging for enhanced diagnosis,
3D treatment planning and guided implant surgery
Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2013) – CAD-Ray Imaging Centers opening across the U.S. use state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam imaging technology to help dentists make informed diagnoses and provide better treatment outcomes. Patients can now be referred to a CAD-Ray Imaging Center to receive high quality 3-dimensional radiographic scans of their entire craniofacial anatomy while providing dentists with all the tools necessary to translate the 3D scans into successful implant placements.
The imaging centers, founded by Dr. Armen Mirzayan, serve as full-service facilities. When a patient is referred to a CAD-Ray center, benefits go far beyond the initial 3D scan. Unlike most other imaging centers, the practitioners at CAD-Ray can also capture a digital model of the edentulous arch, allowing for proper design of an implant placement. Once the referring doctor approves the design, the CAD-Ray practitioner orders a stent on behalf of the doctor to ensure that a fully guided fixture placement can be performed with the least amount of risk. The expert design team is well versed in all implant lines that now offer fully guided kits.
CAD-Ray Imaging Centers provide greater accuracy, precision, and detail across dental procedures performed today. Integrally involved in empowering doctors to successfully incorporate CAD-Ray imaging into their practice, Dr. Mirzayan strongly believes that any doctor that routinely performs an extraction can readily incorporate guided implants into their treatment protocol. “CAD-Ray’s mission is to allow every dentist the opportunity to place implants predictably, efficiently, in the proper location, with the least amount of risk,” explains
Additional clinical benefits of CAD-Ray Imaging Centers’ 3D technology include:
- •Access to state-of-the-art cone beam imaging
- •Increased predictability, producing a higher standard of treatment in all disciplines of dentistry
- •Higher case acceptance, as patients can visualize and readily understand why treatment is necessary
- •Minimal exposure to radiation for patients as 3D Cone Beam systems use much less radiation than hospital or medical grade CT scanners
Currently, the CAD-Ray Center located in downtown Los Angeles is open and accepting referrals daily. CAD-Ray Imaging Center’s second location in Chicago is holding an open house scheduled for December 4th, 5th and 6th. Chicago dentists are invited to attend and may register at www.CAD-Ray-openhouse.com. Plans to expand the CAD-Ray Imaging Centers include 10 new offices across seven states.
For more information on CAD-Ray Imaging Centers and its technology, visit
About Dr. Armen Mirzayan
Dr. Armen Mirzayan, a California native, is the founder of CAD-Ray Imaging Centers.
He received a Master’s Degree in the field of Medical and Dental Sciences from Boston University and his Doctoral Degree in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Mirzayan currently holds a private practice in Los Angeles, while continuing to commit his time to further educating patients on the latest advancements in oral health care.