The difference between the x-ray machines you are used to and the CB500 is the GENDEX CB500 allows patients to stand and takes less time to do its business. There is a positioning lever that (when bitten) allows patients to stand in the correct spot. Once the patient is positioned correctly, we can initiate the scan. The most interesting part of the CB500 (and most cone beam scanners) is the way it takes a 3D image. It will swivel around your head in a steady line, taking a full, 360-degree orbit of your mouth, or whatever it is positioned to scan.
By taking a long, panoramic, 3D image, it gives us a very in-depth view of every crevice of your mouth and the tissues therein. Using this image, we can pull up both 2D and 3D images of any angle of the mouth. We can look at the images as one might the progressive pages in a book, and include things like nerves, bone, and soft tissues.
The best part is this functions using digital x-ray technology which exposes patients to a very small fraction of the radiation that normal x-ray technology does. Because the image is taken digitally, we can view it immediately on a computer monitor and share our finding with you in a similar fashion. All this in stunning high-definition, allowing us to view any part of the image in close-up detail.