Dental Imaging NY
If you visit your dentist regularly, it is no surprise to learn that the use of diagnostic imaging is common in the place where you go to take care of your teeth.
For dentists, dental imaging is a major component in evaluating a patient’s needs, especially for orthodontists and cleft palette specialists. The information a dental physician obtains through a simple cross-sectioned or 3-D image helps both the patient and radiologists see what needs to be done to ensure the oral care of the patient is maximized. This is no different at New York’s leading radiology clinic, East River Medical Imaging centre.
East River’s team of world-class radiologists brings years of valuable experience and ingenious study to the realm of dental imaging. Dental Imaging has been one of East River’s most prolific departments for the past 17 years, performing more than 100 examinations every month. Quick and efficient, the images gathered at East River’s dental imaging department are gathered for assessment in only a few minutes with minimal amount of exposure to radiation waves in patients. Additionally, the preparation for dental imaging requires only a waiver to be filled out, making the process more efficient than any other examination – ones that often require hours or days of preparation. East River Medical Clinic’s dental imaging department is a model for professional, world-class radiology in New York.
At East River, dental imaging is cosmetic in nature and uses the most state of the art equipment available to patients. East River uses three-dimensional CT dental scans to help dental physicians accurately evaluate and plan for a variety of dental procedures. Using the most comprehensive CT scanning and sophisticated software, East River provides maxillofacial experts access to the most renowned pre-surgical planning technology.
Computed Dental Radiography (CDR) is a technology for capturing a computerized image or radiograph of your teeth and gums that requires 90% less radiation than conventional x-ray film. CDR images are captured by sensors placed in the mouth that relay data to an attached computer, where the images are stored for viewing. Unlike conventional dental x-rays, CDR images can also be enlarged up to 300 times normal size to aid in diagnosis. They can also be manipulated for contrast and the colors can be adjusted. Images are captured instantly and do not require film developing and mounting.
In short, dental radiology helps your physician see what cannot be easily seen. Today, more and more radiology clinics in NYC are reaping the benefits of digital radiology. Digital Radiology is rapidly becoming a well-accepted tool for oral and maxillofacial NY radiology . A large number of systems for intra- and extra-oral radiography is available at this moment. It's not just the system hardware that is important. Software to help the dentist diagnose is equally important. Digital radiography offers the possibility to extract more information from the radiographic images we use, compared to conventional film images.
Still, the most widely accepted and traditional kind of dental radiology is via x-ray. Using the same principles as other x-ray systems, radiation is passed through the body (in this case, the jaw) and an image is produced on film slate. The risks are the same, as you will be exposed to minimal amounts of radiation. Precautions are taken to ensure that no other part of your body is exposed to the radiation.
Radiographs are used to diagnose bone loss, study root canals, detect the presence of lateral canals, determine working lengths for the mechanical enlargement of canals, and perform other kinds of evaluations. Restorative dentistry also checks margins of restorations, evaluates crown to root ratios, and evaluates cavity preparations.
Recently, a new CT scan technique - spiral CT - has been developed. This method has several advantages over standard PET/CT imaging. Without any additional scanning time, these data can be viewed as conventional 3 dimensional images. Such images provide an opportunity to obtain accurate images at any arbitrary location within the patient’s area of interest.
Now, looking at your teeth and seeing what you can’t, can help you and your radiologist detect and treat diseases, or help you prepare for the cosmetic surgery you are waiting for. For the to radiology clinic in New York, trust the team at East River Imaging NYC.