April 2013, Volume 9, Issue 4
Published by AEGIS Communications
ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH® OP300 for Optimal Imaging
Versatility and precision for dental implantology
There are many challenges facing implantologists today. These challenges include simultaneous diagnostic, surgical, and prosthetic planning to avoid the need of sending the patient to different specialists. In addition, the implantologist must evaluate for sufficient bone structure and quality (eg, undercuts and intrabony pathology) as well as sensitive anatomic structures—such as nerve canals, neighboring adjacent teeth, and sinuses—to avoid complications during surgery. Lastly, the implant position regarding prosthodontic treatment needs to be established.
Gold Standard Image Quality
Image quality is a result of many elements. The system of choice should be designed to include proper patient positioning, chosen technology, and carefully planned features. The ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH® OP300, the most comprehensive 3-in-1 imaging system for today’s clinicians, combines all of these, resulting in an excellent image every time.
The OP300 features a rigid 5-point positioning system, which includes support for the forehead, chin, and bite fork, and eliminates patient movement. The open design allows for easy viewing as well as the positioning of the patient from either the left or right side.Technology
The OP300 uses the latest in complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor technology. CMOS sensors provide a larger dynamic range combined with 14-bit image data and increased signal-to-noise ratio. The result is an intensely sharp image with reduction of unwanted under- and overexposures. In addition, a scanning cephalometric option combined with a powerful x-ray generator and tube head offers unsurpassed visibility for tracing key reference points.
A large 10-in touchscreen has an easy-to-use interface for professional usage. In addition, the OP300 multilayer panoramic option provides five panoramic images with only one scan. This allows for forgiving patient positioning and reduces possible retake exposures.
Two Available Resolutions
Two fields of view (FOVs) (6 x 4 cm and 6 x 8 cm) combined with an integrated motorized chin rest enable free FOV positioning within the maxillofacial area. Both FOV sizes easily cover the jaw bone and occlusion level. For both FOV sizes, it is possible to choose between two resolutions: a standard scan and a high-resolution scan.
Improved 3D Image Quality
New 3-dimensional (3D) image quality improvements implemented in the OP300 include faster reconstruction time, improved homogeneity, enhanced contrast resolution, and improved enamel definition for 3D volumes. The 3D option is available in both FOVs.
Metal Artifact Reduction Tool
The metal artifact reduction tool can be used in 3D cases to reduce the effect of metal and other dense radio-opaque materials in the 3D image. This tool is optimal for better definition of root canals, postoperative scans of implant cases, and patients who have multiple fillings, bridges, braces, or other metallic objects in their mouths.
Using the SMARTVIEW™ feature, a 2D scout image can be taken before the 3D examination to adjust the target position visually from the graphical user interface screen. This guarantees precise positioning and eliminates the risk of retake exposures.
The OP300 combines an advanced panoramic imaging system with either cephalometric or cone-beam 3D technology, or a combination of both. This offers the clinician an adaptable platform that takes implantology to a new level.
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