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Guide to Digital Radiography

June 9, 2016

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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Dexis for Dentrix Ascend

March 3, 2016

New at the Chicago Midwinter: Dentrix Ascend the cloud computing practice management system from Henry Schein now has a much needed new feature. Cloud based radiography. Cloud based digital radiography has been a challenge. The speed of data transfer has limited the effectiveness of cloud based systems such that most dentists used a locally installed […]

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Harriet the Harried Dental Assistant

October 29, 2015

In case you missed it here is a link to a classic article from last year in Dentalcompare. It is intended to be fun and funny however you may recognize some things that actually happen in your office. If you are still waiting to convert to digital radiographs read this. Back with the patient Harriet […]

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DICOM

August 20, 2015

DICOM stands for Digital Image Communication in Medicine. It is an international standard for digital radiography that covers everything from hospital CAT Scans to dental periapicals. It is the DICOM standard that assures the reliable transfer of images from one system to another. The DICOM standard also calls for the transfer of essential data along […]

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Cloud Based Dental Imaging Software from Curve Dental

June 9, 2015

Curve Dental is a complete online practice management system. In order to be a complete system Curve offers image management, that is the storage and manipulation of digital images such as radiographs and photos. Curve is a software company; they do not make or sell radiography sensors or cameras. That means their software needs to […]

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CS Adapt Image Enhancement

May 11, 2015

Clinicians can optimize image contrast according to their diagnostic needs or visual preferences with the CS Adapt module—the new feature that lets practitioners establish their own default settings for personalized image processing. Users can choose from either 40 pre-set image enhancement filters or define up to four their own favorite settings, resulting in a customized […]

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Digital Radiography Savings

April 20, 2015

The number one reason dentists don’t have digital radiography is the cost. However if you ask most dentists they have no idea what they are paying now for x-rays. According to the ADA the cost of a single film to the dentist is $1.10. That includes the film cost, about 40 cents as well as […]

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Sensors for Dummies

August 26, 2014

A corded sensor has three basic elements. First is a scintillator. When x-rays impact the scintillator it fluoresces, creating a very precise pattern of light. Many, but not all, sensors have an optical fibre. It transmits the light from the scintillator screen to the chip and protects the chip from x-rays. A solid state computer […]

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Taking X-rays Off the Wall

August 21, 2014

In case you missed it. Here is a Dentalcompare article from March2013 about one of my favorite products – Nomad. The NOMAD, a hand held x-ray unit from Aribex, looks like a big ray gun from an old sci-fi film. There is a body, a pistol grip and a cone or barrel that emits the x-rays. […]

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Why Digital Radiography? More Than You Think

August 6, 2014

Most everyone is aware that a major advantage of digital x-rays is the speed of acquisition. Once the sensor is exposed the image is produced within seconds. This of course saves the time of going to the processor, opening the film packs waiting for the chemical processing then labeling and mounting the films. However there […]

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Printing X-Rays

January 21, 2014

The secret to printing digital x-rays can be found in an old Nike ad. Just don’t do it! There is rarely a good reason to make a physical hard copy. After all, one of the primary benefits is that the image is digital. Remember the benefits of digital; the data can be stored transmitted and […]

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Interactive Imaging TV

September 19, 2013

A nice digital radiography  resource from Dale Miles (including CBCT): Interactive Imaging TV.

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The best way to print digital X-rays

April 8, 2013

    Don’t do it.       More help choosing and using Digital Radiography

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i-Cat FLX

February 25, 2013

At the Chicago Midwinter: One of the most exciting new products I saw introduced at the Chicago Midwinter was the i-Cat FLX. The most significant thing that makes it exciting is that the new system allows you to take a complete 3D image at a radiation dose that is lower than a typical 2D panoramic. […]

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Clinical Computer Monitors

December 5, 2012

One of the smartest guys I know is Doug Yoon. Doug is a dentist but more importantly he is a digital image scientist and the founder of XDR digital radiology. I asked Doug to give me some advice on the best clinical monitors for digital radiography. Here is what he had to say. Even the […]

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Personalized CBCT Education

November 20, 2012

Another online reesource for Cone Beam CT (CBCT) training. From Doug Chenin of Anatomage. Our hands-on courses can give you a solid foundation of clinically correct imaging principles that can be immediately incorporated into your practice or imaging center. via Personalized CBCT Education.

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Digital Radiography Myths

October 30, 2012

      Myth: The thinnest sensors are the most comfortable. Fact: This seems to make sense but on examination it is just silly. With this logic pressing a knife blade into your hand would be more comfortable than pressing a spoon. After all, the knife is thinner. Within the range of all sensors on […]

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What’s a Voxel?

September 28, 2012

What the heck is a voxel…and why should you care? A voxel is to a 3D image as a pixel is to a flat 2D image. It is a measure of space. This matters if you are considering a come beam CT. The CBCT will render the image in voxels. As a general rule the […]

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Digital Radiography ROI

September 20, 2012

The number one reason dentists resist investing in a digital radiography system is the expense. The link below is to a calculator you can use to determine the ROI on digital radiography. DEXIS: Digital X-ray for Dental Practitioners. Contrary to many dentists beliefs digital radiography is considerably less expensive than old fashioned chemical film radiography. For […]

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Logicon Software

August 30, 2012

LOGICON Software is clinically proven to help dentists find up to 20% more interproximal caries on permanent teeth than traditional methods.* The new Autoscan feature automatically scans proximal surfaces and highlights decay sites in one picture, while detailing and saving changes in tooth density and lesion probability for each surface. via Diagnostic Radiology | Logicon […]

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