Monday, March 26, 2012

Carestream Dental Launches the CS 9300 and CS 9300C in Canada



Versatile Extraoral Systems Offering High-Quality Panoramic, 3D and Cephalometric Imaging Receive Approval for Sale in Canada

TORONTO – Carestream Dental today launched sales of its CS 9300 and CS 9300C extraoral imaging systems in Canada. Both imaging systems provide exceptional image quality and ultimate practice flexibility, covering a wide scope of clinical needs.

The CS 9300 offers 2D digital panoramic imaging with variable focal trough technology. Additionally, the CS 9300 features 3D imaging with up to seven selectable fields of view, ranging from 5 cm x 5 cm to 17 cm x 13.5 cm. The ability to adapt the field of view when using the CS 9300 enables practitioners to use the system for their specific diagnostic needs – whether conducting an assessment of the maxillofacial complex using a larger field of view or evaluating a single impaction with a focused field scan.

In addition to panoramic and 3D imaging, the CS 9300C produces best-in-class cephalometric images in a single shot, which minimizes distortion and risk of blurred images due to patient movement. Offering the broadest range of image formats from 24 cm x 30 cm to 18 cm x 18 cm, the CS 9300C’s cephalometric module addresses any orthodontic diagnostic and tracing need and even includes an exclusive full cranial option.

Recognized for its exceptionally high degree of precision, the CS 9300C is one of a handful of advanced 3D imaging systems that is certified by OraMetrix Inc. for use with its SureSmile® technology. This integration with SureSmile means orthodontists will have improved treatment planning as well as unprecedented control of treatment.

“For practitioners who have been waiting to integrate cone beam computed tomography into their practice, the CS 9300 and CS 9300C provide everything they need in one, space-saving system,” said Edward Shellard, D.M.D., chief marketing officer and director of business development for Carestream Dental. “What’s more, in light of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently approving the sale of CBCT in the province, Carestream Dental stands ready to partner with oral health professionals in Canada to install, train and support the technology in their practices.”

Both the cephalometric and 3D imaging modalities enable practitioners to limit radiation exposure by collimating the imaging area down to a precise region of interest. This supports practitioners adhering to the ALARA Principle, or “As Low as Reasonably Achievable,” which dictates that every precaution should be taken to minimize radiation exposure for patients.

“The CS 9300 and CS 9300C will redefine clinicians’ expectations of excellence as they become more confident in their treatment plans and are able to deliver fast, accurate results for enhanced patient communication,” Dr. Shellard said. “The units also enable oral health professionals to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments from their own office, without the need to refer patients to other imaging centers.”

In addition to their multiple imaging options, the CS 9300 and CS 9300C provide a streamlined user interface and computer control system that make exams quick and simple. The systems come pre-installed with Carestream Dental’s industry-leading imaging software that has been designed by clinicians, for clinicians. Users maximize their time spent capturing images, as the system automatically positions to the region of interest depending on the program selected; laser beams and motorized movement deliver precise alignment; and preview image “scout” technology lets you evaluate patient positioning before 3D acquisition. The system’s open design makes exams comfortable for patients, and with both standing and seated options available, it accommodates patients of all sizes.

For more information on the CS 9300 or CS 9300C, or to request a product demonstration, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestream.com.

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