Prexion Cone Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System

The I-CATâ„¢ Cone Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System provides high-definition, in-office, three-dimensional, digital imaging at reduced cost and less radiation to the patient than traditional CT scans. It delivers quicker and easier image acquisition. It allows evaluation and analysis of critical anatomy for implants and oral surgery within minutes. It provides more anatomical information of bone structure and tooth orientation for optimum implant type selection, treatment, and placement. It detects and evaluates problems before they become serious by accurately measuring bone and jaw deformities, assessing bone lesions and changes of the jaw and detecting other pathologies such as cysts, tumors, and disease.

It improves implant diagnosis and treatment by providing the multiple projection perspectives necessary to accurately assess tooth relationship and further support the objective interpretation of anatomy.


A panorex x-ray is a two-dimensional x-ray used in the dental field. It displays both jaws, the upper and lower, as well as the teeth, on the same film at the same time.

Panorex films have several uses. They are used regularly for orthodontic assessments, diagnosis of wisdom teeth impaction, diagnosis of advanced periodontal disease, assessment of the jaw joint, as well as for detecting signs of oral cancer.

During the panorex x-ray, the patient is asked to bite down on a special tool that assists the operator in positioning the patients head in the correct position. The patient is asked to stay very still while the panorex machine travels around the outside of the patients head, for approximately 20 seconds. The image is either displayed digitally on a computer, or processed onto traditional x-ray film, to be used by the dentist.

We may recommend a panorex every five years, or whenever necessary for your specific situation.