When considering dental implants, our office provides a free consultation and a free CAT scan using a Kodak 9500 Cone Beam Scanner. Two of the kinds of CAT scan machines that are available are the: Cone Beam CT Scanner and the Kodak 9500 Cone Beam Scanner. Below is the difference between the two:
Cone Beam CT
[Cone Beam CT is] a compact, faster and safer version of the regular CT. Through the use of a cone shaped X-Ray beam, the size of the scanner, radiation dosage and time needed for scanning are all dramatically reduced. A typical CBCT scanner can fit easily into any dental (or otherwise) practice and is easily accessible by patients. The time needed for a full scan is typically under one minute and the radiation dosage is up to a hundred times less than that of a regular CT scanner.
Kodak 9500 Cone Beam
The KODAK 9500 Cone Beam 3D System was introduced by Carestream Health, Inc., for easy-to-use three-dimensional imaging of cranio-maxillofacial anatomy. Built on the proven and reliable KODAK 9000 platform, the KODAK 9500 3D System enables users to quickly produce magnificent 3D images, ranging from dual jaw to full craniofacial images, more affordably and at a lower dose than traditional medical CT systems.
At our office we have chosen the Kodak 9500 in place of the Cone Beam CT in order to provide a better service and a more thorough evaluation of the patient’s mouth with a low dose of radiation.