In June 2005, Gerber Dental Group became the proud new owner of Australia's first i-CAT.
Blending innovation with patient comfort, the i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System produces immediate three-dimensional images of a patients' critical anatomy, typically in under one minute.
The i-CAT provides complete views of all oral and maxillofacial structures in an easy to use system that allows dental practitioners to dramatically enhance their patient care.
The use of an advanced amorphous silicon flat panel image sensor delivers a high image quality and resolution.
i-CAT features an open environment seated position, a typical scan time of only 20 seconds and significantly lower radiation doses compared to traditional CT scans.
The result is a dramatic increase in patient comfort. In addition, the immediate three dimensional reconstruction of a patient's mouth, face and jaw areas enhances doctor/patient communication by allowing doctors to share a visual diagnosis with their patients.
This gives patients a better understanding of their treatment options and more confidence when going into treatment.
The i-CAT's high-definition, advanced imaging technology can be used by a variety of specialists, including orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, TMJ specialists and general dentists.
With a unique 3-D mapping tool, dentists and technicians are able to format and select desired tooth slices for immediate viewing and further analysis.
The 3-D reconstruction gives doctors the opportunity to more thoroughly analyse bone structure, tooth orientation, and joint space, and detect and evaluate deformities and pathologies.
If you are considering having implants, wisdom teeth removal, orthodontics or cosmetic dental treatment, insist on an i-CAT scan.