March 19, 2012
By Kathy Kincaide – Dr. Bicuspid – March 19, 2012 — Carestream Dental is working to ease the transition to digital imaging with a computed radiography (CR) system designed to bridge the gap between conventional and digital x-ray imaging. The CS 7600, which made its official U.S. debut last month at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, comprises a scanner, reusable phosphor plates, acquisition software, disposable hygienic barrier envelopes, and an optional Scan & Go device. It is designed to capture, digitize, display, and store intraoral radiographic images and improve workflow in the process. The phosphor plates are exposed in the same way as traditional x-ray film; the images are then fed into the compact CR system and scanned using a laser. The image data from the plates is digitized, and the images are displayed on a monitor and saved to the user’s computer.