i-CAT 3D Imaging System
The i-CAT 3D imaging system has arrived in the Cincinnati orthodontic community! Dr. Diers has added the most modern diagnostic tool available, an i-CAT 3D Imaging Machine, right in his office for your convenience!
This 9 second scan allows for enhanced diagnostic accuracy of all structures of the face and neck area including dental structures, TMJ (temporomandibular joint), and airway analysis. Additionally, airway analysis, sinuses and bone density can be observed with a 360 degree scan formatted for any rotation or slice to achieve the best view of these structures. With these more precise views, improved outcomes can be designed and achieved without the distortions inherent in 2 dimensional x-rays.
The ability to look at all structures, from all three planes of space (i-CAT), requires less radiation exposure than a full series of mouth x-rays that your general dentist performs. i-CAT technology measures less radiation than 2 panoramic x-rays and less than 2 full series of individual tooth x-rays.
Immediately after the scan is taken, all of the x-rays generated are available for viewing. With just one 9 second scan, Dr. Diers will have a panoramic x-ray, laterals, x-rays of the TMJ and everything in between. In the past, it would have taken over an hour to achieve all of these x-rays. He will have the ability to view all structures, from any angle, in order to diagnose your case with precision. This ability to immediately observe the structures, plus electronically store, print and transmit the data is an invaluable asset to our practice and our patients. We would be pleased to demonstrate these scans for you!
*i-CAT imaging versus a traditional x-ray*
How the i-CAT Benefits You!
Studies have shown that visual images provide 80–90% of the information that our brain receives. Therefore, it makes sense that information from our radiological workups are imperative for precise diagnosis and communication with patients.
To constantly improve the orthodontic experience with superior innovative service.
To positively affect our patients lives with an honest, trusting, and considerate orthodontic team.
To grow together in mind, heart, and spirit with superior management, emphasizing communication, encouragement, kindness, and patience.