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See Our New CT Scanner

See Our New CT Scanner - Dentist Blog - Dentistry, Oral Hygiene Tips - Southfield Family Dental Center - 435Our revolutionary i-CAT scanner allows us to quickly and accurately diagnose your dental problem by utilizing cutting-edge imaging technology. With i-CAT, we’re able to get a comprehensive, three-dimensional view of your jaw in less than 5 seconds!

Low Dose Scan for Orthodontics

Capture initial orthodontic workups and progress scans with lower dose in just 4.8 seconds.

Maximize Clinical and Dose Control

  • Capture information critical to treatment through a clinically responsible approach that controls radiation exposure to the patient.
  • i-CAT®’s adaptable settings allow you to select customized fields of view for broader or targeted areas of interest.
  • Use the lower dose 4.8 second scan in orthodontics to capture dramatically more information in detailed 3D images while managing radiation dose.

Optimize Treatment

Plans with Greater Accuracy & Better Clinical Tools

Capture All Initial Records in a Single Scan

Capture precisely accurate 3D views to analyze teeth, roots, TMJ, airway, and sinuses without magnification or distortion. Enhance practice efficiency by capturing a complete workup in less than 10 seconds.

Understand Exact Tooth Position and Relationship of Anatomy

Correct root angulations and find supernumerary teeth and their exact locations to communicate clinically correct information to oral surgeons to facilitate extractionand avoid exploratory surgery. Replicate TAD placements virtually using the convenient anchor pin library. Impressionless models enhance accuracy while saving time, labor and space in the modern dental practice.

Quickly and easily compile all the available images into a virtual study modelservice complete with crowns, roots, developing teeth, impactions and alveolar bone. With just one click, create 3D cephalometric analysis that also yields full traditional 2D analysis.

Powerful Treatment Tools

Take planning a step further with additional treatment modules.

Use the lower dose 4.8 second scan in orthodontics to capture dramatically more information in detailed 3D images while managing radiation dose.

Maximum Clinical and Dose Control

i-CAT’s adaptable settings allow you to select customized fields of view for broader or targeted areas of interest.

i-CAT allows you to gather more information in order to map the most effective, and least invasive, treatment plan for the best possible tooth realignment.

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