I-Cat 3D Imaging
How Cone-Beam Technology Helps Us Diagnose
Patient care is our priority, that is why we utilize state-of-the art technology! We are proud to provide the I-CAT, a Cone Beam 3-D dental imaging system to our patients!
Cone Beam technology is quickly advancing the dental industry’s leading approach to treatment planning and diagnosis. With a quick scan around the patient’s head, Dr. VanRaaphorst and Dr. Yihan can now view 3-D patient anatomy to accomplish more precise evaluation for predictable treatment results in shorter appointment times for the patient.
Using the i-CAT scanner’s high resolution images,highly accurate and detailed three-dimensional views of all anatomies such as bone, teeth, tooth orientation, tooth and nerve relation, airways and sinuses are obtained. This 3-D dental imaging is used for implant planning, TMJ and airway analysis, orthodontic and oral surgery planning, and to detect pathologies such as cysts and tumors.
Safety and Convenience for Patients
Our staff can now take an immediate scan on patients with lower radiation dosage and without the inconvenience of sending them to a scan center or hospital. Once the scan is complete, Drs. VanRaaphorst and Yihan are able to share a visual diagnosis to help patients truly visualize and better understand treatment options. These preoperative scans are easily shared with other doctors helping perform less invasive procedures through increased precision, thus reducing risks for patients.