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Carestream Dental’s New CS 9600 CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence

Diagnostic excellence. Humanised technology. Streamlined workflow. These three pillars are the backbone of Carestream Dental and their latest product, the CS 9600 CBCT system demonstrates the company's commitment to developing systems and services that benefit oral healthcare professionals.

The groundbreaking CS 9600 enables new levels of image quality, usability and ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning and reproducible results. And for a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can grow with a doctor's practice - thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and added-value software.

Blending 2D panoramic technology and CBCT scanning with soon to be available 3D facial scanning and optional 3D model/impression scanning, the CS 9600 can also be upgraded to include cephalometric imaging. Three different models - featuring 10, 12 and 14 fields of view - can be upgraded to a larger FOV without replacing the unit, ensuring that the system covers all the needs of practices that place implants, perform oral and maxillofacial surgery or perform ortho, perio or endodontic procedures.

"Digital dentistry is in a constant state of change. We not only want to enable doctors to keep up with these changes, but we also want them to use these innovations to their fullest potential," said Ed Shellard, DMD, chief dental officer at Carestream Dental. "The CS 9600 is an intelligent and powerful imaging system that allows users of any experience level to capture high-quality images."

A prime example of the CS 9600's intelligent features is the SmartPad, an intuitive touchscreen interface that guides the operator through the exam and simplifies procedures from exam setup to image quality control. A unique live positioning system uses cameras to help users position patients in the correct position with no need for laser beams. Combined with Scout scan and face-to-face positioning, this unique technology dramatically facilitates patient alignment, increases exam precision and reduces the risk of retakes. The operator can also check the images quickly after the scan on the high-resolution touch screen using quality control tools.

SmartAuto technology further enhances workflow automation and exam precision. SmartAuto Pan captures the patient's jaw shape and position in three dimensions and automatically calculates the correct exposure settings and trajectory, while SmartAuto 3D enables users to precisely define the field-of-view position on a low dose scout view, virtually eliminating the risk of incorrect positioning.

Images are further enhanced thanks to the CS 9600's exclusive CS MAR technology option. Carestream Dental's high-end MAR algorithm provides specific metal artifact reduction and a unique tool to compare live images with and without the MAR filter; helping to confirm diagnosis and reducing risk of misinterpretation.

The CS 9600 also helps to address concerns regarding patient safety and adherence to the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle. With its low dose programs, the CS 9600 delivers 3D images at a significantly lower dose than 2D panoramic imaging; helping to protect patients.

Another new feature to the CS 9600 is its retractable seat option, which enables users to scan patient in a comfortable seated position when higher stability is required.

The CS 9600 is supported by Carestream Dental's newest imaging platform: CS Imaging version 8. This updated software enables one-stop access to all 2D images, 3D images, 3D face scan and CAD/CAM data through a single system. Additional modules, such as the Prosthetic-Driven Implant Planning module, CS Airway, CS Model and CS Model+, can be integrated with CS 9600 to expand diagnoses and treatment planning capabilities.

"The CS 9600 is a great base for practices' imaging needs," said Dr Shellard. "However, our many imaging software add-ons and modules can take your practice to the next level by helping to improve your workflow and expand patient offerings."

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