Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mobile CBCT

Has anyone seen this before? I got this in an e-mail. I think this is from an office in Wisconsin, but I am not sure. I find it very interesting having a mobile CBCT unit. Any thoughts on this?

BTW, if anyone is interested in the go-kart class that Eric mentioned, but have questions about it, please e-mail me and I will be happy to answer.



Blogger M CARPENTER said...

maybe eric can put one in the back of his M3.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Craig Dial said...

I found the web site for this company. They are located in Wayne, PA. If you are interested, here is the web link:

2:54 PM  
Blogger Amnon said...

Hi, ISI is not going to be happy about it & I don't think they'll agree to give waranty to a mobile unit !! it willl cause wabling in the rotating parts & frequent panel alignment to fix the 'beta' facotr which will suffer from the shaking car.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Craig Dial said...

Do you think that the scanner could be strapped down while the van was in motion? I wonder how this company will get around this problem of the scanner getting bumped and jolted as they drive down the road. I think medical CT scanners have a mobile lab, why not dental?

8:42 AM  
Blogger Amnon said...

Even if it is bolted down it will suffer vibrations.
I guess the mobile medical units have some fixation for the gantry, and this huge tracks have special suspension/shock absorbers.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Rocky Mountain Oral X-ray said...

A mobile unit has just started business in Colorado - High Country Imaging. It is very cool and I think they are doing well (taking away some of my mountain docs!) I had thought of this idea but Imaging Sciences said they would not recommend it and would not warranty the machine. In fact, the machine with this company is not warrantied (I asked). A more interesting point that Mark Nguyen told me, was that the i-CAT is not FDA approved as a mobile unit so techinically these guys are breaking some regulation.

3:08 PM  
Blogger M CARPENTER said...

don't you have to be a CRT also to run a mobile unit?

4:15 PM  
Blogger Matt Kroona said...

I have thought a little about this concept. I have wondered how many scans would I need to do to break even? What about insurance (auto, liability, damage, etc.)? How many cities would I need to visit on a monthly basis? What about a business license? Would I need a licence for each city I operate in? In my area, plumbers, electricians, etc. need a license for each city they do work in. But the clincher for me as a Limited Permit XT in California is that the law says I cannot operate mobile or portable equipment. I guess I'll stop thinking about for now.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Craig Dial said...

At first glance, a mobil CBCT unit sounds good. You could visit different dental complexes each day within a givin radous and perfom scans. Rent woulde be cheaper than a statioanry building, and you might stay buesier than people having to drive to you. But after hearing that ISI will not warenty the unit, and maybe having to get multiple buisness liceses, and on top of all that not being able to take the scan in California (as a DLXT), I think this is a bust..........

7:21 AM  
Blogger Liz Qualtier said...

Marcelle is correct that at this time the i-CAT is not FDA approved as a mobile unit and ISI can not support or warranty the product if being utilized in this capacity. Customers operating as such have been notified.

Those are the only details I have at this point.

8:01 AM  

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