|CON approved for iMagDent of Memphis’ CBCT device|
|Monday, 23 November 2009 00:00|
IMagDent of Memphis' new imaging center will offer the cone beam computed tomography imaging for dental patients when it opens in early 2010.
The center will be the only licensed outpatient center devoted to 3-D dental imaging in the Memphis market.
The CBCT imaging device will allow 3-D images to be viewed on a computer screen and can be used for diagnosis, implant planning, orthodontic records and virtual study models. A single scan provides a complete analysis of all oral and maxillofacial anatomy with 95 percent less radiation than a traditional medical CT. The CBCT scanner is also more comfortable for patients because nothing goes in the mouth.
The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency provided a Certificate of Need to, which allowed the company to procure the device.
In a statement, Jeffrey Brooks, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and clinical director for 3-D Kodak Imaging, said 3-D dental imaging has dramatically changed presurgical treatment planning and is becoming the standard for dental imaging.
“iMagDent has a phenomenal reputation, and having access to this type of imaging center in Memphis will be a tremendous benefit to practitioners and their patients,” Brooks said.