SAN MATEO, California--PreXion, a leader in 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography Imaging systems for dentistry, has announced the launch and shipping of a new 3D cone beam imaging product.To read more about PreXion, go to PreXion. The PreXion3D Elite with CLEARimage Scanning Technology system incorporates PreXion's proprietary CLEARimage technology to produce high-quality, high-definition images while reducing radiation exposure by up to 53% in an 8.6-second scan. Plans are for the Elite to be showcased Feb. 24-26, 2011, at the Chicago Dental Society's 146th Midwinter Dental meeting in Booth #804.The Prexion3D Elite is the result of years of research and development focused on providing the dental community with quality, diagnostic images. In addition to reductions in radiation exposure and fast scanning times, the new system offers a range of innovations:* Up to a 53% reduction in radiation exposure;* Up to a 50% reduction in scanning time;* Four new scanning modes with reduced radiation:RAPID: 8.6-second full mandible and maxilla scan for use in most clinical situations;HIGH DEF: 16.8-second full mandible and maxilla scan providing higher resolution and detail for difficult clinical cases;HIGH RES: 16.8-second limited area scan providing high resolution and detail for targeted quadrant diagnosisULTRA HIGH DEF: 33.5-second full mandible and maxilla scan providing highlevel of resolution and detail for clarity and anatomical detail* Green environmental computer server reducing energy consumption by more than 50%;* Advanced software features--PreXion3D Viewer:Fusion/stitching mode;New endodontic tracing tool that allows for identifying root structures with a 0.2-mm marker;New panoramic support in the PrexViewer DVD creator;Enhanced diagnostic capability with more detailed slice thickness of 0.1 or 0.15 mm for 2-D protocol output;Enhanced Raysum mode with new 32x and 64x modes;Automatic database backup system for added information securityPreXion Director of Marketing, Keith Bateman, noted, "Prexion has long been known as the industry leader in producing very high-quality images that provide clinicians with the most diagnostic images in dentistry. With the launch of the new PreXion3D Elite Cone Beam Imaging System with CLEARimage Scanning Technology, PreXion has distanced itself from competitors with faster, lower radiation scanning while maintaining image quality and diagnostic capability."This updated volumetric imaging software further enhances the power and flexibility of our industry-leading software and high quality 3D CBCT images. It also demonstrates our commitment to listen to our customers, focus our R&D on their needs and maximize their investments in CBCT technology. PreXion is committed to continuing to lead in imaging technology R&D and is focused on providing our customers with excellent support. High quality 3-D images enhance diagnostics and treatment planning for a wide range of procedures including dental implants, surgical procedures, endodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry and even general dentistry. 3-D CBCT imaging is becoming standard of care in many instances," added Bateman.The enhanced PreXion3D software incorporates, and is totally integrated with, implant planning tools that allow clinicians to quickly and easily locate and mark the mandibular canal, nerves, and place virtual implants. These markings and implants are immediately visible in the 3-D, axial, coronal, and sagittal views, helping to visualize a patient's anatomy with accuracy and precision. This is done chairside with the patient moments after completing the scan and enhances patient consultations and treatment acceptance.For more information, go to www.prexion.com.To comment on this product, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.