IRVINE, California--J. Morita, a leader in imaging technology, has announced a reduction in X-ray dosage of its cone beam (or 3-D) X-ray units. To read more about J. Morita, go to J. Morita.Morita's 3D product lines come automatically equipped with a dose reduction feature that lowers dosage from 30% to 40% on three-dimensional fields of view. Additionally,the dose reduction feature does not diminish clarity of image, and in fact, enhances the display of soft tissue. "An important point to make about Morita's technology is that these units were already on the lowest end of the spectrum for dosage. This has been demonstrated in third party, scientific research," commented Keisuke Mori, executive vice president and vice president of technical engineering. "In the nearly 20 years that Morita has been researching and manufacturing 3D units, our engineers have always been guided by the standard radiographic dosage principles of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and patient safety. Reducing the dosage an additional 30% to 40% while enhancing image quality is an incredibleachievement."The dose reduction feature is rooted in how the machines acquire nformation. Through advanced engineering, the intensity of the X-rays has been optimized. This decreases the overall level of emissions and dosage. Maximizing the efficiency of the machines also has resulted in sharper images of soft tissue with fewer artifacts. "The dose reduction feature is 100% automatic," said Steven White, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "This feature comes standard on every 3-D unit Morita sells which includes the Accuitomo andVeraviewepocs product lines with no retail price increase. Additionally, Morita 3-D units that are already in the field can be upgraded with minimal, if any, part replacement." More details of this advancement, and the basics of cone beam imaging, will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 24-26, 2011. Morita will sponsor presentations by a radiologist daily at noon, 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. at Booth #3006. For more information, call 877-JMORITA (566-7482) or visit www.morita.com/usa.To read more about J. Morita, go to J. Morita.To comment on this product, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.