At Central Phoenix Dental Imaging (CPDI), we utilize the Orthopantomograph Op300 Maxio system to take 3D images of your teeth. 3D imaging allows your provider better understand the anatomy of your teeth, mouth, jaw & TMJ,& sinus and airway. This is essential before your provider performs any type of procedure.
For dentists, doctors and specialists; by using this state-of-the-art technology, you will be better prepared to accurately diagnose potential issues and develop the best possible treatment program for your patients.
How is the Orthopantomograph Op300 Maxio different from other CT scanners?
Unlike the traditional, spiral CT scanner, the Orthopantomograph Op300 Maxio system uses cone beam technology to provide crystal-clear and precise digital images. This technology allows you to have a greater range in your ability to diagnose problems, and it can reduce the need for multiple office visits to find out exactly what is going on in your patient.
Best of all, the system allows us to properly diagnose your oral and facial impairment while exposing your patients to minimal radiation levels. Our 3D scanner will allow you to select the perfect scanning area or field of view, helping to limit your exposure to radiation since we will be focusing directly on the area of concern.
How does it work?
Our 3D imaging system is essentially a digital x-ray that is mounted to a rotating arm. Similar to a digital camera, the system uses digital technology rather than traditional film to record your images. It’s referred to as cone beam technology because the scanner will project x-rays in the form of a cone-shaped beam.
When it is time for your scan, you will remove all head & neck jewelry and you’ll sit in a chair, and the scanner will move in a circle around your head. After a few revolutions, the scanner will have gathered all of the necessary data.
Next, your technician can bring up any view that they need on their computer, whether this is a 2D, 3D, or panoramic view of your whole mouth. Your surgeon will be able to view the images from any angle and use different magnifications to zoom in on problem areas, specifically those with the bones, airways, tissues, nerves and teeth. This information is essential for evaluating or planning proper treatment.