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Exploring New Dental Imaging Capabilities with Advanced Vision Technology
For a considerable amount of time, dentists have relied on radiographs, or x-rays, for evaluating and treating their patients.
With the advancement of imaging technology and AI, digital imaging has become an expectation for dental patients. Imaging technology provides dentists and patients with instantaneous radiography and comprehensive diagnoses that are more accurate, quicker, and less harmful than traditional film-based systems. In fact, modern digital imaging systems reduce radiation exposure by up to 80 percent compared to film-based systems.
How The Dental Industry is Leveraging Digital Imaging
Dentists and other professionals in the dental industry are using digital imaging for superior image quality and streamlined workflows. Dentists that use digital imaging often see an increase in patient satisfaction due to better patient care and patient education that the technology allows.
The dental industry uses machine vision, AI, and advanced CMOS sensors to improve their services. From sensors that provide enhanced image clarity to extraoral 3D and 2D imaging solutions that grant the ability to see a fuller picture, digital imaging is constantly undergoing innovations.
Digital intraoral CMOS sensors provide highly detailed, clear, and clinically meaningful images through state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies. Improved analog-to-digital convertors allow more subtleties in the oral cavities to be seen. CMOS sensors maximize active area at the pixel level, bringing out the smallest details in X-ray images.
CMOS technology is particularly versatile when it comes to meeting the needs of the dental industry. CMOS sensors can provide panoramic imaging solutions to dentists to give a more complete picture of the issues a patient is experiencing. Devices utilizing these sensors are often easy to use, rendering external signal processing and digitization unnecessary.
The Value of Machine Vision in Dental Imaging
Sensors and machine vision technologies make dental work easier on the doctor and the patient. Dentists no longer need to wait a long time to analyze their patients’ x-ray results. Machine vision and CMOS sensors allow dentists to quickly take and analyze images, improving patient care and dental imaging accuracy.
Dental patients have the benefit of seeing results, fast. They can trust their dentist to deliver precise results with no long waits and no inaccurate imaging solutions. Additionally, patients will no longer be exposed to potentially harmful radiation levels as they seek to improve their dental health.
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