Technology | October 04, 2007

FDA Clears New Cone Beam CT Scanner

AFP Imaging Corp. recently announced that it has received 510K clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the company's NewTom VG Cone Beam Computed Tomography Scanner that reportedly provides the clinician with detailed 3D, radiographic images of the teeth and jaws along with flexible seating options.

The NewTom scanners are dedicated X-ray imaging devices that acquire the clinical image from a 360-degree, rotational X-ray sequence. The digitally reconstructed 3D radiograph provides superior details of the dento-maxillo-facial complex as well as for the field of maxillofacial surgery. The software can reportedly reconstruct any image from the examined anatomical volume, producing a display of 3D images, from any point of view.

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