Cone Beam CT | NewTom VGi
Digital radiographic imaging has become one of the most important components in today's dental practices, and the most important new imaging technology to emerge in the dental industry during the past decade is cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT.
Cone Beam imaging for the maxillofacial region enables implant specialists, maxillofacial surgeons, and orthodontists to use three-dimensional imaging as a critical diagnostic and treatment planning tool.
Now QR Systems, the company that developed and pioneered CBCT 3D maxillofacial imaging, announces another breakthrough in its NewTom family of imaging systems, the NewTom VGi. The NewTom VGi represents the safest, highest quality, most practical 3D dental imaging available today.
Advanced Imaging Technology
NewTom VGi CBCT technology works by capturing in a single 18-second scan a series of 360 images and storing them as information in a digital database on a computer hard drive.
NewTom's software then reconstructs 3D images, including primary reconstruction images in multiple planes, from the captured data, providing the highest quality images possible for use in diagnosis and treatment planning.
The 150x150mm field of view, coupled with the very small 0.3mm or 0.15mm focal spot of the NewTom VGi means that the highest quality images can be acquired and reconstructed with great accuracy.
The volume of image data captured is also kept to a minimum. This translates into very short image reconstruction times, generally averaging about 90 seconds, and economical disk drive usage, since after the scan and reconstruction are complete, the raw data is no longer necessary and is automatically deleted from the hard drive, saving valuable disk space.
The NewTom VGi utilises a flat panel x-ray detector, meaning extremely crisp and sharp images and while bone and tooth structure remain the most important components for diagnosis and treatment planning, the NewTom VGi also provides excellent soft tissue imaging.
NewTom Safe Beam Technology
The NewTom VGi employs Safe Beam technology, which means that it automatically adjusts the radiation dosage according to the patient's age and size.
This technology utilizes intermittent bursts of radiation only milliseconds in duration during image acquisition, and not the constant radiation stream typical of many other CBCT imaging products, patients exposure to radiation is in most cases significantly less than that of competing systems.
Children, for example, receive up to 40% less radiation than adults during a typical scan. NewTom's Safe Beam image acquisition is the proven safe technology available today, for both patients and the dental team.
The NewTom VGi has two selectable fields of view.
- Large F.o.V = 150x150mm. Ideal for orthodontics.
- Zoom F.o.V = 120x75mm. Perfect for implant and high res imaging.
Faster image reconstruction for the NewTom VGi time means less wasted time for patients and staff
Smaller Footprint, Easier Patient Access
Because the NewTom VGi is an upright scanning system with no fixed seating, it provides unparalleled patient accessibility. Even those confined to wheelchairs can be positioned very easily for scanning.
And the system's seating flexibility means that adults and children can be readily accommodated. In addition, since it looks very much like a panoramic unit, the NewTom VGi provides an important level of comfort and familiarity for patients.
A Practical, Space-Saving Option
The NewTom VGi has a footprint of about 113 cm x152 cm, making it a practical option even for practices where office space is at a premium. The complete NewTom VGi system includes scanner, cabinet with electronic circuitry (conveniently locatable up to 2.5m from the scanner), computer workstation, and all required software.
A complete training program is also included with purchase or lease. The NewTom VGi's image quality, patient safety features, and flexibility make it the best value CBCT system on the market today.
Mobile 3D Scanning. The NewTom Van.
The NewTom VGi is also available in a shortened version for use in mobile scanning vans. The system has been highly successful in both North America and Europe allowing rural and remote dentists access to 3D volumetric scanning.