Compact CT targets dentists

March 24, 2004

Imaging Sciences International has developed a compact conebeam system modeled after medical CTs. The system, which utilizes an amorphous silicon flat panel in place of an image intensifier, promises 3D imaging at half the cost and less radiation than

Imaging Sciences International has developed a compact conebeam system modeled after medical CTs. The system, which utilizes an amorphous silicon flat panel in place of an image intensifier, promises 3D imaging at half the cost and less radiation than fanbeam CTs. The system, called i-CAT, also offers an advantage in siting, occupying less than 60 square feet. Its volumetric imaging provides dentists views of maxillofacial structures. The company is positioning the device as a means for dentists to avoid referring patients to local hospitals or medical imaging centers.