Three-dimensional X-ray imaging system introduced

Aug. 2, 2006
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CHARLOTTE, NC--Sirona Dental Systems, a full-line dental equipment manufacturer, has announced the FDA's 510K approval of its first three-dimensional X-ray imaging system, GALILEOS.

Sirona will demonstrate the vast capabilities of GALILEOS for the first time at the 2006 American Dental Association exhibition in Las Vegas this October.

With this innovation, Sirona becomes one of the first manufacturers to offer a 3D imaging system featuring complete interaction between hardware and software, giving users the power of integrated diagnostics, planning and treatment from a single imaging system.

"Sirona's GALILEOS 3D imaging technology extends diagnostic X-ray imaging potential exponentially, particularly in the fields of implantology, periodontics, oral/maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics," said John Smithson, Marketing Director, Sirona USA Imaging Systems.

"The visualization tools available in the software enable practitioners to reduce risk in different treatment modalities, plan surgical interventions, coordinate planning treatment with colleagues and explain treatments to patients--all with greater clarity and certainty. This results in the optimum efficiency in clinical workflow," added Smithson.

Sirona 3D imaging with new Cone Beam technology goes beyond traditional diagnostics and treatment capabilities by calculating a large volume 3D image set, more than 200 exposures, in a single low-dose 3D scan of 15 seconds or less.

This 3D image set is processed and presented in the new GALILEOS software, an advanced extension of Sirona's renowned SIDEXIS XG imaging software. The imaging unit and its software work in complete harmony to provide new options for preoperative planning.

GALILEOS not only shows 3D displays in perfect image quality, but also enables clear navigation and diagnosis in the traditional PAN, CEPH and TSA displays. his feature gives practitioners unmatched flexibility and potential in dental diagnostics.

In addition to a very short, low-dose scan cycle and flexible display capabilities, another advantage with GALILEOS is faster, more integrated workflow. GALILEOS is an all-in-one diagnostics and planning system that is controlled intuitively via its EasyPad Touchscreen, and is integrated fully with its new GALAXIS 3D imaging software.

With completely integrated hardware and software, practitioners enjoy the widest range of capabilities--from diagnosis to implant planning to patient communications. Sirona is also helping to transform dentistry with Computer Aided Dental Surgery, again taking workflow efficiency to the next level.

"GALILEOS represents the culmination of all our technology, expertise and experience--to provide the industry with a powerful single system for diagnostics, planning and treatment," said Smithson.

"As a progressive innovator, Sirona is creating practical new technologies that will have long-term affects on patient care. That is the best way we can contribute to our changing industry."