New KODAK 9500 Cone Beam 3D System helps redefine CBCT design

Feb. 25, 2009
Medium-, large-field 3D programs deliver dual jaw, craniofacial imaging.

CHICAGO--The KODAK 9500 Cone Beam 3D System was introduced by PracticeWorks Systems, LLC, for three-dimensional imaging of the dental and facial anatomy.

Built on the KODAK 9000 platform, the KODAK 9500 3D System enables dental professionals to quickly produce 3D images, ranging from dual jaw to full craniofacial images while helping to optimizing dose.

The KODAK 9500 3D System is intended for general dentists and dental specialists who perform orthodontic, periodontic and oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. This includes implants, tooth extractions, and surgical planning.

With high-quality, anatomically correct 3D images down to 0.2 mm voxel size, dental professionals can leverage the image detail of 3D to provide more accurate diagnoses, improved treatment planning, and more efficient patient care.

"The KODAK 9500 3D system represents a new generation of volumetric imaging systems in dentistry," said Dr. James Mah, director of the Redmond Imaging Center, associate clinical professor, University of Southern California. "It has technological specifications and user features that have evolved into a state-of-the-art, intuitive and patient-friendly system."

Design helps to enhance image quality, patient experience
Featuring a design that aids in patient comfort and satisfaction, the KODAK 9500 3D System provides features like face-to-face patient positioning to accommodate standing or seated patients, including wheelchair patients, of varying body types and sizes.

Program selection with preprogrammed settings occurs directly on the system's intuitive interface, simplifying patient setup and exam preparation.

The system also provides full-featured 3D visualization software designed for dental professionals. The software permits users to focus on diagnosis and treatment.

The application includes an implant planning/simulation module and implant library, and will be compatible with third-party implant planning applications. Image output occurs in DICOM formats, supporting flexible output options including printing and customizable report templates.

By maximizing ease-of-use and patient comfort, users can get a high-quality 3D image with the first take.

Anatomical programs optimize patient care, safety
The KODAK 9500 3D system captures dual jaw (9 cm x 15 cm) or dento-maxillofacial anatomy (18.4 cm x 20.6 cm) in one acquisition for a range of clinical applications.

With the additional ability to control patient dose through variable settings of mA and kV, dental professionals can manage the patient dose by focusing on their immediate clinical needs. This enables users to maximize image detail required for the specific application while managing patient dose.

Pricing and availability
The KODAK 9500 3D System is available for purchase in limited quantities in the United States and parts of Europe with general availability scheduled for the second quarter of this year.

In addition to the large-field 3D system, a medium-field option will be sold in the United States that will provide dual jaw imaging program only.

For more information on pricing and availability, as well as a description of system features and benefits, contact a PracticeWorks sales representative at (800) 944-6365 or visit Kodak Dental.

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