Friday, June 30, 2006

Scanning guidlelines for SimPlant

I would appreciate iCAT guidelines for scanning for SimPlant surgical guides. SimPlant's website is very general and does not include iCAT technology. Do I use the same techniques as NobeBiocare?-Thanks, Colleen Stauts

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Another printing alternative

For those of you using inkjets with their high per page cost, the newer color laser printers provide an interesting option. We have been using the Konica Minolta Magicolor 2450 with good results. The printer retails for $499 and is available to order from Staples, etc. It is a 9600 dpi printer and is intended to provide "inkjet quality" photographic prints. Cost per page is less than .25 cents. Laser photo paper (we are using Hammermill) is $19.99 for 150 sheets or about .13 cents per page. High-capacity toner cartridges are $129. (It comes with high-capacity cartridges). They are supposed to print 4500 sheets. Konica estimates somewhere between 2.2 and 11 cents per page depending on what is being printed. Prints are out, and dry, in about 10-15 seconds. Konica Minolta's website will allow you to send images for a "test drive' and they will print samples on any of their printers.
We are quite pleased with the prints. Laser photo paper is not as glossy as inkjet glossy so the appearance is more "matte" like but the resolution is very comparable to inkjet prints.
(the top image is the laser print)

Monday, June 26, 2006

iCATVision formally released!

The moment has arrived: iCATVision's first official release (v1.3.0) has been posted on our web site ( We appreciate all of your patience as we continued to develop and refine this system for a seemingly prolonged time period, and special thanks to those who provided valuable feedback in the beta/pre-release phase.

The Quick Start Guide can be downloaded separately in PDF format, while it is also embedded within the program under the Help menu. We hope this would be a significant milestone in making iCAT's 3-D volumetric data widely and easily accessible!