Mt Druitt Hospital Installs Soredex Scanora 3D CBCT System

Mt Druitt Hospital in Sydney’s west has invested in a new Soredex Scanora 3D cone beam imaging system to enhance its diagnostic capabilities for its large base of dental patients.

The Scanora 3D offers fast imaging with low dose, suitable for most diagnostic tasks. Multiple fields of view are available and a high resolution mode images down to a voxel size of 0.133 mm.

In addition, at the press of a button, the unit automatically switches between 3D and a dedicated panoramic imaging mode. Mt Druitt Hospital Dental Department Head Dr Margaret Vautin said the Medical Imaging Department replaced its old panoramic x-ray machine with the new OPG/3D CBCT scanner recently in July.

“We see up to 800 patients every month and the new machine is better designed, easier to use and produces higher quality images using a much lower radiation dose compared to conventional CT,” Dr Vautin said. “We were impressed with the technology and the three-dimensional images, which help us detect problems easier, diagnose more quickly, explore areas that require advanced treatments and plan surgery if required. “The scanner is also designed so that the patient is seated comfortably throughout the x-ray rather than lying down in an enclosed machine, which is great for patients who have difficulty lying down or those who suffer from claustrophobia,” she said.