Thursday, March 12, 2009

Me too, Matt! All Digital...

Wow...it hasn't been easy either! How are folks handling magnification issues? I run everything through Dolphin so I print 1:1, but on my CBCT cephs, I add in the 9.7% magnification factor. So, it gets a little confusing. What are other people doing?

3 Comments:

Blogger Matt Kroona said...

I'm doing all my cephs w/10% magnification. What are you using for your intra-orals?

9:01 AM  
Blogger Rocky Mountain Oral X-ray said...

I am using indirect digital system. The Optime by Soredex. It's just okay - receptors are stiff and hard to keep clean. If I did a lot of periapicals, I would not recommend this system.

How do you know your digital cephs are 10%? Does your software let you build it in?

10:11 AM  
Blogger Matt Kroona said...

I'm using the Planmeca pan/ceph machine and their software allows me to scale the output. I measured the distance between the ear rods on a PA ceph and played with the output until the distance in the print came out to 110%. Then I placed some markers in the ceph field that when printed, come out to be 100mm apart, which is the scale we used to use on our scanned cephs. Seems to work good for us. We still print 100% of everything we do, although we are starting to email more and more stuff (dups, copies for others doctors, etc.) I'm using a service called "You Send It" to encript and send large files. It costs $9.99/mo and works out nicely.

We are using the ScanX PSP intra-oral system and after a rough start, it's working out quite nicely. I think my occlusals look WAY better than film. The little film pouches cost more than I like so I'm not saving as much on film as I hoped, and they are a little time consuming, but I love not having a darkroom and not doing dups!

Are any of you coming to the meeting in April in Sacramento? Maybe we can get a little support group going for the digital geeks.

12:41 PM  

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