SafeBeam™ Technology = Lower Radiation for Patients and Staff
The average absorbed dose of radiation from a NewTom VG is less than the radiation needed to take five dental x-rays (D-speed) and is similar to one-quarter of a typical panoramic machine
By comparison, medical CT scanners acquire images using effective doses 40-60 times more than cone-beam scans.
The average absorbed dose of radiation from a NewTom VG is less than the radiation needed to take five dental x-rays (D-speed) and is similar to one-quarter of a typical panoramic machine.
The VG has a Safe Beam Technology which is a scout film automatic adjustable exposure control with a 1-20 mA range. This feature looks at patient bone density for consistent imaging penetration from patient to patient.
The VG is the only system that scans a full 360 degrees, eliminating scatter and offering more data for accurate reconstruction.
Less radiation means less exposure time. It takes about 17 seconds to complete one NewTom VG scan with only 3.6 seconds of actual radiation exposure. Traditional CT scans take 10-20 minutes working time with 2-4 minutes exposure time.
One cone-beam scan includes both the maxillary and mandibular arches at the same time. This helps the surgeon and restorative dentists to visualize the relationship of an implant site to the opposing arch and decide the best angle for implant placement of if ridge expansion or sinus lift is needed before implant can be inserted.
Cone-beam scans avoids the error found in medical CT