My friend Dr. Dale Miles (who knows a whole lot more about digital imaging than I do) really likes this new pan.
From a single exposure, only S-Pan acquires 20 layers of images and slices them into 20,000 fragments. The best are selected and compiled to generate a single, exceptionally sharp panoramic image–automatically!
via Air Techniques.
The problem with dental panoramic radiographs has always been the curve and thickness of the mandible. Everybody is a bit different from everybody else, however the system has to focus the x-ray beam somewhere. In the past manufacturers have chosen averages and sometimes you get a clear diagnostics image and sometimes…not so much.
The S-Pan uses digital technology to take twenty different layers then combine them as needed to get the best image. In a sense the software customizes the image trough to each person.
Check out Dr. Miles website here.
Good news, if you have or are considering purchasing equipment this year! Congress has passed a bill that moves your Section 179 Deduction from $25,000 to $500,000. Important, this is only for items purchased and installed in the 2014 Calendar Year. Go to www.section179.org to find out more information.
I suggest you consider year end technology investments in this order:
- Cad Cam
PS: You would be a fool to take this as tax advise, blah blah blah consult your tax adviser to determine your personal situation.
“First visit to the dentist” This painting is by English Aesthetic Movement painter Edward Robert Hughes. It was painted around 1866. I decided another older more classical dental art image was appropriate before year end. This picture is not nearly as brutal as many older paintings such as this. Never the less it was created before novacaine was available and the dentist hiding the forceps behind his back is undoubtedly sinister.
Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks.
All the Dental Art images can be found here on Pinterest.
“How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” I posted about this book last week when I was just getting started with it. Now I am done and recommend it even more. It is easy, compelling reading with lots of personal insights and interesting historical tidbits. The geek on your Christmas list will love it.
Cloud refers mostly to three things.
- Cloud is often used simply as another word for Internet.
- Cloud storage refers to storing data on a computer somewhere on the Internet not on the computer in your office. People store photos, music and even patient records online.
- Cloud Computing is the sexiest meaning of cloud where the actual computing is done on a computer in the internet not in your office. For example if you ask the computer on your desk to add two plus two the computing is not done in your machine but the numbers are sent to a computer somewhere else, say at MIT in Boston and the numbers are added together there, then the answer is sent back to you at your desk.
This is how cloud base management systems work like Curve and Dentrix Ascend.
(Interestingly the original meaning of cloud computing is none of these now common definitions but actually referred to distributive computing where the power of multiple machines was linked together through the Internet.)