Mobile dental imaging CT rolls in

Aug. 12, 2010
Tru Imaging brings 3D dental technology to practitioners.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee--Dental practitioners in Tennessee and Kentucky now have mobile dental radiology service called Tru Imaging available for use.

Tru Imaging, based in Nashville, offers a service that allows patients to be scanned in a mobile dental imaging center at the dentist’s office. The new diagnostic technology delivers a more efficient, cost-effective alternative to the traditional "brick and mortar" dental imaging centers with less radiation than a typical medical CT scan.

“This is the next generation in dental care,” said Elvin Carrero, a dental sales and marketing executive who serves as president of Tru Imaging. “The convenience and efficiency is sure to brighten your smile while also relieving the headache of driving out of your way to offsite specialty imaging centers.”

It also saves time and gives peace of mind for busy dental practitioners, and helps eliminate the need to make unnecessary referrals.

“In the new dynamic of coordinating outcomes for patients among labs, surgeons, and restorative doctors, nothing has brought more to the table in recent years than Cone Beam CT technology,” said Joseph Coursey, master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Russellville Dental Lab, in Russellville, Ky.

“We've been able to coordinate cases with ease that may have been failures just a few short years ago. Cone Beam CT means that we're all on the same page before the patient has major work done.”

Tru Imaging is one of more than 24 different mobile imaging operations across the country that use NewTom Cone Beam 3D scanners that deliver this service to a market with an explosive demand. Tru Imaging is the latest addition of Elmsford, N.Y. -based ImageWorks Corporation, a provider of warrantied 3D mobile Cone Beam CT solutions. The addition represents the company’s growth into six new states nationwide.

These new additions, as well as other independently owned 3D mobile Cone Beam CT businesses featuring the NewTom VGi, can be seen at

Capturing the maxillofacial region in a scan provides the dental physician with a 3-dimensional representation of the maxillofacial skeleton. The NewTom VGi unit provides 1:1 cross-sectional images of the mandible and maxilla to assess the quality and quantity of bone, and spatial orientation of critical anatomical structures for pre- and post-insertion of implant fixtures.

Other applications include analysis for TMJ, orthodontics, endodontics, and maxillofacial surgery, as well as airway assessment essential for correcting obstructive sleep disorder.

The benefits of 3D mobile imaging and the NewTom VGi apply to patient and physician. On-site CB3D scans, with immediate delivery to the doctor, offer greater treatment acceptance and increased office efficiency, and prestige.

The patient enjoys customer service while getting a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for a more predictable outcome. Patients also appreciate the continuity of care that the practice provides, including 100 times less radiation, when compared to a medical CT scan.

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