Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This might make an interesting scan

This is part of a pan I took on a patient today. I am curious about the lower first molars. It looks like the ortho may have moved these teeth a little too fast. Would that cause what I see on this film? Any ideas?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

AADMRT Newsletter Sugestions

I would like some suggestions of subjects from this group as what the next few issues of the AADMRT Currents feature article should be. The editor (Camille) and I have the spring issue done (members should get this next week), and we have a Dr. to author a future article lined up (on CBCT again), but I wanted to get a poll if members are getting tired of CBCT articles?

I know this may not be the best forum for this question, but I do not have any other forum to ask. Please post an idea for Camille and I at this blog, as what you would like to read in a future issue of Currents. If you have an author, please let us know, otherwise we can find a writer.

We just don’t know if members are getting tired of hearing about CBCT…………..

Thank you,


Monday, April 17, 2006

i-CAT Users Group

Reports from ADB
I want to update my comments about the report problem with ADB.
I think that they have gotten most of the kinks out of their system. Every once in awhile their FTP sight goes down but otherwise I have been getting excellent reports with consistent return of 5-7 days. The response from my referring docs has been a thumbs up.
I am using a cable for my internet connection and that has increased the speed factor immensely.

Nobel Biocare DICOM data "not sortable"

I'm having problems with my first scan for Nobel Biocare. I scanned the patient and the guide, sent the DICOM data to the doctor, and his software says "the data set is not sortable" AND the "slice increments are not consistant" I looked at the slices on his computer and every 5th slice comes out at .400002 mm while the other slices are all .4 mm. I seem to recall Arun mentioning something about this at a meeting last year. Anyone know anything about this?


Dear Bloggers,

I am testing a new printer. It is not yet available in the U.S. yet, but it will be very soon. This is a medical ink-jet based printer (normally I am not fond of these), but it works a little different that the typical ink jet. This is a gray scale only ink jet, it uses a 4 color black cartridge set with additional ink wells attached through tubes. Therefore this is a smart printer that tells you if one of the ink wells is low, keeping up the image quality. The paper it uses is unique; it is a plastic type with a coating on it. The "paper" can be viewed either through normal over head light, or used on a light box. In fact, it looks better (more detail) using a light box.

Good points on this printer so far:

1. Gray scale only prints (very diagnostic)
2. Large ink wells
3. High quality prints with great achievability (better than any ink jet I have seen)
4. Net work capable
5. Large size paper (either A-4 or oversize 14-17)
6. Price has not been officially set, but estimated cost for prints will be around $2,500.00 for the A-4 and about 3k for the large size.

Bad points:

1. Long print time (up to 4 minutes per page).
2. Cost for media estimate at 1.25 per page
3. Quality is still being tested, but it may not be equal to medial grade dye sub.
4. Ink Jets are not usualy a long lasting type printer, and it may have a short life span, but I could be wrong.

I will keep you posted as I learn more………………………..


Did you know....

During a recent tech support call I was informed that you can reconstruct any scan into any protocol from the raw data. This means that if you take a scan at .3 for an implant and the doctor also wants to see the TMJ you can reconstruct the same scan at .4 for that! We found this interesting and thought some of you might as well. Laura-RMOX