Technology | September 09, 2011

Carestream Launches CS 9300 for ENT and Dental Imaging

September 9, 2011 — Carestream Health has received United States market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the CS 9300 System. It is a high-quality cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and true panoramic imaging system for otolaryngology (ENT) and dental indications. An optional cephalometric module will be available later in 2011.

The CS 9300 can be used for a variety of ENT and dental applications – including sinus and temporal bone; maxillofacial; dental implantology; oral surgery; orthodontics; periodontics; and endodontics. The system also offers a cost-effective way to offload ENT and dental CT exams from capacity-constrained, conventional CT units.

The system offers seven selectable CBCT fields of view ranging from 5 cm x 5 cm to 17 cm x 13.5 cm, limiting radiation exposure to the precise region of interest. It delivers up to 94 percent less radiation dose than conventional CT units and up to 84 percent less radiation dose than low-dose CT units; this enables practitioners to adhere to the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle. This is an especially important consideration for pediatric patients and adult patients requiring multiple scans.

With its range of CBCT image resolutions (0.09 to 0.5 mm isotropic voxels), the maximum resolution is much higher than conventional CT; this makes it ideal for visualizing fine bony structures in the middle ear and radicular structures. Additionally, the system’s fast scan times (as low as 12 seconds) – as well as ear, chin and forehead positioners – promote optimal image quality and lower the risk of retakes due to patient movement.

The system delivers high-quality, panoramic images due to its variable focal trough technology that adapts to different patient morphologies. The optional, one-shot cephalometric module captures images in less than a second and delivers high image quality, a 30 cm x 30 cm full skull exam and automatic cephalometric landmarking software.

It also eliminates film processing and cassette handling associated with analog and CR panoramic and cephalometric systems.

In terms of aesthetics, the system features an upright, compact design allowing easy integration, and the open system makes exams comfortable for patients. With both standing and seated options available, it is versatile and can accommodate patients of all sizes and those who use wheelchairs. Users will also appreciate the multiple, pre-set programs minimizing operator time needed to prepare for an exam.

The system supports DICOM 3.0 protocols, ensuring compatibility with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS) and printing systems. Radiologists can use the included configurable viewing software or continue to use their preferred software.

The CS 9300 is also compatible with most image-guided surgery systems. Certification is pending with NobelGuide, Simplant and SureSmile dental imaging programs.  

For more information: www.carestream.com

Related Content

Hospital for Special Surgery Invests in Sectra Orthopedic 3-D Planning Software
News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Hospital for Spec
Philips Introduces Technology Maximizer Program for Imaging Equipment Upgrades
Technology | Imaging | January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 — Philips recently announced the launch of Technology Maximizer, a cross-modality program designed t
Rayence Demonstrates Full Digital Imaging Product Line at RSNA 2017
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 16, 2018
January 16, 2018 — Rayence recently showcased their entire line of new as well as enhanced digital imaging products a
Fat Distribution in Women and Men Provides Clues to Heart Attack Risk
News | Women's Health | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it is stored that may increase your risk for hea
Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Relief from Back Pain

Lumbar spine MRI showing disc herniation and nerve root at baseline and one month after treatment

News | Interventional Radiology | January 11, 2018
The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back...
Emergency Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorders

Rates of Imaging Positivity for IV-SUDs Complications. Image courtesy of Efren J. Flores, M.D.

News | Clinical Study | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opio
CT Shows Enlarged Aortas in Former Pro Football Players

3-D rendering from a cardiac CT dataset demonstrating mild dilation of the ascending aorta.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 11, 2018
Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at...

Size comparison between 3-D printed prosthesis implant and a penny.

News | 3-D Printing | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 — Researchers using...
Hip Steroid Injections Associated with Bone Changes

58-year-old woman with left hip pain. X-ray from one month prior to the steroid/anesthetic injection demonstrates moderate joint space narrowing (arrows) and bony proliferation (arrowheads).

News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – Osteoarthritis patients who received a steroid injection in the hip had a significantly greater in
Radiology Offers Clues in Cases of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Image of 21-year-old woman, who presented with a chronic nasal bone fracture and soft tissue swelling of the left lateral face. Review of electronic medical records revealed presentation to an outside hospital 9 months ago with oblique fracture of the right ring finger proximal phalanx, blowout fracture of the medial wall of the left orbit and similar soft tissue swelling of the left face. Traumatic findings separated in time suggest recurrent violence. Image courtesy of Elizabeth George, M.D.

News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 08, 2018
Radiologic signs of injury could help identify victims of intimate partner violence, according to a study presented at...
Overlay Init