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Dental Imaging: the importance of an extra-oral X-ray device in the dental surgery.
Today, dental imaging has taken a big step forwards across all areas of dentistry, from endodontics to orthodontics and cranio-maxillofacial surgery.
Now - for those ready to seize the opportunity - technological developments have taken dental diagnostics to the next level. Ever-more accurate measurements capable of providing comprehensive, instantaneous information on the patient's condition ensure efficient dental treatment planning while reducing the possibility of errors.
Of course, dentists can continue to use simple intra-oral X-rays or ask patients to do an extra-oral examination in hospital. However, this will probably involve a series of difficulties: for example, interpretation of the request may be sub-optimal or there could be cataloguing problems, not to mention inconvenience to the patient in terms of time, cost and disruption.
Alternatively, it might be necessary to rely on external, private dental X-ray centres or X-ray departments in public hospitals equipped with an extra-oral X-ray device, either 2D (Stratigraphic, Panoramic or Teleradiographic imaging) or 3D. However, this means being forced to adapt to the quality of that machine and/or service, with the further disadvantage of not being able to offer patients a comfortable, one-stop service with low X-ray doses.
The market responds to general dentistry imaging needs with an array of proposals. However, while a broad range of machines is available, few solutions meet the basic requisites. What are they? Quite simply, any solution should: cover all areas of interest, provide good image quality, ensure easy device control and optimise use of space according to the size of the surgery.
Another key aspect to bear in mind is the 3D FOV of the machines in this product range (it's usually 8x8 cm). This means that capturing the full dentition of a human adult requires more than one X-ray session and, therefore, more time and higher exposure levels.
Given this, MYRAY has - with a sharp focus on patient health and staff comfort - carefully assessed the different hardware and software problems and designed the most compact, complete 3-in-1 X-ray device currently on the market.
Hyperion X5 3D/2D CEPH is an optimal imaging system (at present the only 3-in-1 able to be wall-hung) that ensures volumetric tomography (3D), ortho-Panoramic stratigraphic (2D) and cephalometric (CEPH) diagnostics; all at high resolution, all with very low emission times.
The ceph arm, together with images that are much broader than those attainable with a standard 2D intra-oral or standard 3D dental X-ray unit, ensures this machine can be used in virtually all fields of dentistry: general dentistry, implantology, orthodontics and endodontics.
Hyperion X5 3D/2D CEPH comes complete with two sensors - one dedicated to 3D/2D exams and one for CEPH - and a set of smart automatisms (sensors that provide dentists with simple, accurate real-time diagnoses).
From a 2D standpoint, Hyperion X5 is the only general dentistry machine with MultiPAN and augmented orthogonality capacity: it produces, in fact, a 5-layer MultiPAN image with just one scan and allows for focus adjustment; this is particularly useful when analysing patients with complex anatomies as it lets users choose the panoramic image most suitable for highlighting the detail of clinical interest. What's more, the Focus-free PAN function allows for automatic selection of the best focus.
Augmented orthogonality for dentition assessment, instead, provides an excellent overview of the mouth; images never show teeth as overlapped but, rather, as distinct from each other. Moreover, the QuickScan function drastically reduces exposure times and radiation doses. This characteristic is particularly useful when, for example, performing 2D/3D/CEPH exams on children. The 10x10 cm FOV allows 3D X-ray scanning of the entire dentition or the maxillary sinuses with an ultra-high Voxel resolution of 0.08 micron. In other words, significant advantages that involve a lower X-ray dose and provide greater image depth.
Another key aspect of the Hyperion X5 is its outstanding ergonomics: being the smallest wall-mounted system in the world, it occupies no floor space, allows excellent freedom of movement and makes surgeries easier to sanitise. In this regard, the secondary collimator on the side of the swivel unit (also called the generator) plays a key role as it enhances ergonomics by giving patients more room.
Other positive aspects also need to be taken into consideration. As a 3-in-1 unit (2D, 3D and CEPH), Hyperion X5 3D/2D CEPH allow for immediate diagnosis:
Discover every aspect of the MYRAY Hyperion X5 here.