April 22nd, 2019
Introducing to our office the new KAVO OP 3D imaging. We’re thrilled to have this technology apart of our office. Kavokerr.com describes the OP 3D unit as a range of dental imaging needs. “It is a complete X-ray platform that makes the imaging workflow more efficient with intuitive and easy-to-use programs.” This will allow us to take both panoramic and 3D imaging options for a variety of uses from general dental diagnose to craniofacial/maxillofacial surgeons, and airway specialists. It will also allow us to optimize the patient dose with the ability to select the best resolution for fields of view size, and the region of interest as needed.
Right from, the source itself, kavo.com elaborates on the KaVo OP 3D; cone beam 3D imaging, as the gateway to 3D. The unit is designed for advance dental imaging needs. It’s a complete digital x-ray platform which provides easy-to-use features throughout the entire dental imaging workflow. These are some, but definitely not all the ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH™ OP 3D can do, find, and/or show us.
3D images provide valuable information vital to diagnosis and optimal treatment planning. Evaluation of different morphologies is easy as the region of interest can be viewed from all directions.
Designed for Efficiency
Every feature of the OP 3D is designed to increase practice efficiency. Preparing the unit for a scan is fast with an intuitive patient positioning system and graphical user-interface. Imaging protocols are optimized for practice workflows.
Variety of Resolutions
- Low Dose TechnologyTM scan (LDT) can be utilized in dose-sensitive cases and in control and follow-up scans where patient dose is to be minimized or lower resolution is acceptable.
- Standard resolution scan with optimized patient dose can be used for general diagnostics.
- High resolution scan offers extremely sharp images for more detailed diagnosis.
- Endo resolution scan with 80 μm voxel size specially designed for endodontic applications. Endo resolution is available for the 5 x 5 FOV.
Sustainable Green Solution
The OP 3D replaces lead typically used for tube head radiation shielding designs with a more ecological and environmentally friendly alternative that provides equivalent radiation attenuation. Plus, the power save feature of this system reduces overall energy consumption of the practice.
ORTHOselect™ for Optimized Workflow
The desired imaging area can be selected intuitively with the ORTHOselect user interface. Selections can be made as individual teeth, an entire upper or lower jaw, or TMJ. The optimum field-of-view (FOV) is set automatically based on the selection.
Customized FOVs with SMARTVIEW™ 2.0
With OP 3D, the number of FOV sizes is practically unlimited. SMARTVIEW 2.0 user interface enables choosing the most optimum FOV size for the clinical need as the FOV height and width can be freely adjusted from the taken scout image.
ORTHOfocus™ Sharp Images Automatically
With the ORTHOfocus feature, the optimum panoramic image layer is automatically obtained enabling forgiving patient positioning. The result is consistent image quality every time.
QUICKcompose™ for Fast Image Review
QUICKcompose, available for both panoramic and 3D modalities, offers a quick preview of the captured image allowing for timely evaluation.
For this information and more you can read about the full material, and find photos/videos of this technology on their website, click here.
In the last few weeks our office here in East Vancouver/Camas had successfully taken 2D panoramic images, focused vertical and horizontal bite wings, 3D full and sectional images for a variety of procedures like root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, airways, and referrals as needed as well as scans/images for other dental offices as requested.