ELMSFORD, New York--ImageWorks, a provider of imaging products to the dental, medical, and veterinary marketplace, has announced FDA approval of the NewTom 5G. To read more from ImageWorks, go to ImageWorks.The latest development from NewTom is the successor to the NewTom 3G.“Over the years we have had an opportunity to evaluate, use and research many different manufacturers; however, our main choice for patient use is still the NewTom," said Joseph M. Caruso, DDS, MS, MPH, associate dean, Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Practices, professor and chair, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. "The supine machine provides improved patient stability, with less motion artifacts, allowing us to continue to provide more complete diagnosis to our orthodontic, implant and Sleep Apnea patients. We upgraded to the 3G several years ago. After 10 years of day-in and day-out use and thousands of scans, we will replace our NewTom 3G with what I believe provides the best images and radiation protection to the patient in the industry-- the NewTom 5G. It features more fields of view, less radiation, a voxel size of .075 mm, and unsurpassed image clarity. With over 40 machines on the market, NewTom was still our choice. It's not just a machine, it's a relationship.”As the next generation of professional grade cone beam scanners from NewTom, the NewTom 5G uses flat panel technology with a wider, 16-bit dynamic range. It features seven flexible FOVs that comply with the diagnostic imaging requirements of multiple specialties including: endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, implantology, dental and maxillofacial surgery, TMJ analysis, and ENT applications. The .075 mm resolution gives the NewTom 5G the ability to meet fine detail demands of single-tooth imaging for endodontics. The large 18-cm x 16-cm FOV makes the 5G appropriate for imaging the maxillofacial region while the open, pass-through gantry makes the NewTom 5G suitable for imaging centers and can accommodate trauma or sedated patients. The pass-through gantry and horizontal patient positioning make the 5G relevant to other medical applications, and a way to position the patient of a cone beam machine.As with other NewTom machines, the 5G uses the patented Safe Beam technology, automatically sensing and adjusting radiation for each specific patient.“This latest development from NewTom targets not only the dental imaging center, but any diagnostic imaging facility which is providing diagnostic images of hard and soft tissues. While other manufacturers have abandoned the horizontal positioning of the patient for dental cone beam imaging, the 5G represents a prolific step towards providing low-dose alternatives to the traditional CT examination without loss of image quality,” stated Michael Ellison, Director of 3D Operations for ImageWorks.For more information, go to www.imageworkscorporation.com.To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.