i-Cat 3D imaging at a dose lower than a 2D Panoramic X-ray
The i-Cat scanner gives our practice state-of-the-art technology to help us diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike CT scanners found in medical centers, our scanner emits only a fraction of the radiation you would be exposed to at a medical center for the same scan. This 3D system utilizes cone beam technology and provids precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation.
The Icat scanner brings the latest 3D technology to Carolina Braces, providing images that allow Dr. Kent to show a visual diagnosis of the bones, teeth, nerves, sinuses, airway and structure of the head, face, neck and jaw. This efficient technology helps shorten patients’ treatment time.
It helps us better explain the particulars of your case and address any questions you might have. We can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with you or a referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience and delivering a positive treatment outcome.
So, why is this technology so revolutionary and beneficial?
- 3D i-CAT Scan technology allows our specialists to place and restore braces with a much greater degree of confidence and accuracy.
- By removing much of the guesswork involved with braces, the end result achieved by our Carolina Braces are far more predictable, safe and have a much higher success rate.
- 3D i-CAT Scan negates the need for almost all those incisions and sutures, which eliminates a significant portion of post-operative pain and discomfort.
- By promoting a much more detailed understanding of a patient’s jaw bone structure, a 3D i-CAT Scan minimizes the risk of accidental damage to vital structures in the mouth, such as the nerve canal in the lower jaw or the sinus cavity in the upper jaw.