February 20, 2014
DEXshield™, a new, innovative product from DEXIS, enables DEXIS® Platinum Sensor owners to reduce radiation exposure to their patients.
DEXIS is excited to announce the introduction of DEXshield, a unique dental X-ray position indicating device and a patented patient protective shield. When used in conjunction with the DEXIS Platinum Sensor, this exciting new device not only reduces radiation to the patient, it also aids in proper positioning for image capture. DEXIS is the only company to provide both an intra-oral sensor, DEXIS Platinum, and a shielded ring, DEXshield, with the added benefit of dose reduction.
In a laboratory setting, DEXshield plus the DEXIS Platinum sensor was determined to reduce absorbed dose by at least 30% as compared to the Universal Ring plus the DEXIS Platinum sensor. During dental radiographic procedures, DEXshield’s tungsten core is able to block unnecessary X-rays. The resulting dose reduction does not affect image quality since the needed amount of radiation passes through the ring for optimal imaging results.
Maintaining the current DEXIS workflow, DEXshield takes the place of a standard ring. DEXshield was created to be easier to use than rectangular collimation, both of which were designed to reduce unnecessary dose to the patient. To overcome some of the limitations of rectangular collimation, DEXshield, when properly used with the DEXIS Platinum sensor, allows the operator to easily establish correct positioning and alignment. Appropriate positioning minimizes cone cuts which subsequently may reduce retakes that, in turn, potentially reduces even more unnecessary exposure.
DEXIS realizes that dose is very important to dentists and their patients. Furthermore, the company recognizes that dental professionals want to control dose in an efficient manner while maintaining high image quality. Therefore, DEXIS has made dose control a priority in its device design goals. One result of this commitment was confirmed by developing DEXshield which when combined with the DEXIS Platinum Sensor in recent laboratory testing, was determined to offer optimal results in imaging at a lower dose.
DEXshield Indications for Use: DEXshield is a dental X-ray position indicating device and a patient protective shield. It is intended for dental radiographic purposes to align the examination site with the X-ray beam and to protect the patient from unnecessary radiation exposure during radiologic procedures by providing an attenuating barrier to radiation.
DEXIS is an industry leader in developing high quality digital imaging solutions for the dental community. In 1997, DEXIS introduced digital radiography on laptop computers — making it the first truly portable and affordable digital X-ray system. In 2001, DEXIS® became the first intra-oral digital radiography system to be accepted by the American Dental Association into the highly prestigious ADA Seal Program. Today, DEXIS is the most highly awarded intra-oral digital X-ray system with numerous awards from dental researchers and well-respected dental publications.
For more information on the DEXIS Imaging Suite of software products and the DEXIS® Platinum Sensor, visit www.dexis.com.