Panoura 18S – The Best Dental Panoramic X-Ray Machine for Your Money
Industry-leading image quality results in better patient outcomes because dental professionals can make better decisions with less risk. It leads to reduced procedure time because there are no surprises. Clearer images that the patient can understand also mean less time convincing the patient of the diagnosis and more time discussing treatment options.
The Panoura 18S dental panoramic x-ray and dental pan ceph systems have a proven track record as a workhorse that delivers day in and day out for years. The workflow will be seamless regardless of what practice management system you are using, and all members of your staff will be fully confident using the tools so they can focus their attention on patients, not devices.
Most importantly, you will have a team in your corner every step of the way to help your staff navigate changing technology, avoid pitfalls, and make the most of your imaging investments.
What’s so great about a Direct Conversion Sensor?
Most Panoramic CMOS sensors use lower-cost materials that are less sensitive to x-ray. Therefore, these sensors must convert x-ray to light before converting to a digital signal. This can result in image blurriness because the extra conversion step can cause the radiation to “fan out” and inadvertently trigger surrounding pixels. The Panoura 18S utilizes a Direct Conversion (sometimes referred to as “Cadmium Telluride”) sensor that converts x-ray directly to digital, which contributes to a much sharper image.
Every scan captures over 50 different panoramic layers!
With most panoramic x-ray units, the arch of the patient needs to be exactly where the machine wants: along the path where the beam is focused.
- If positioning is not precise, a poor image can result.
- If the patient shifts slightly during the time the operator walks out to initiate the scan, a poor image can result.
- If the patient’s arch doesn’t match the trajectory of the scan, certain anatomy may not be in focus.
- The emergence profile of the anteriors could make it difficult to capture both mandibular and maxillary apices clearly in the panoramic scan.
The Panoura 18S also has Multi-Focal Plane capture capability. This means that every scan captures many layers both forward and backward. This creates a wide “envelope” where much more data is captured around where the patient is positioned.
Not only Bitewings, but an entire FMX!
Vertical bitewing feature as well as FMX Clipping feature creates 18 intraoral-sized images clipped from the pan with one click.
Ideal tool for patients who won’t tolerate traditional PAs
- Instead of taking 18 individual images with an intraoral X-Ray, they can all be generated at once in 14 seconds.
Support and Expertise to help you thrive!
We’ve deployed thousands of dental imaging solutions across over 30 years. Whether it’s a technology challenge, or a clinical challenge, our team has seen it all. You will have all that expertise on your team.
Integration is always a key question – because everything has to work well together. Our system is open source, so it is seamless with most other dental systems. In addition, our team has worked with almost every other software and hardware under the sun – so we can also help configure to your staff’s unique needs.
We focus on three things: Great Images, Great Pricing, and No Issues.
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