3D Panoramic X-ray

An important aid in implant placement

GALILEOS sets new standards in dental 3D imaging, combining the lowest radiation dosage with superior image quality. The Galileos scanner generates a 3D image after only 14 seconds, providing an exceptionally high image resolution in a short period of time. Utilizing the Galileos scanner, the radiologist is able to quickly assess your dental needs.

Compared to 2-dimensional systems that have long been the industry standard, the Galileos Imaging System gives the highest resolution quality with the lowest possible radiation dose among products available internationally. One 14-second scan will result in 200 individual exposures that show a patient's teeth, bone structure and anatomical features. The machine is handicapped-accessible, so a patient can either sit or stand while the cone beam circulates around the patient.

Much more than simple x-rays, 3D technology takes dental imaging to the next level, with clear view of facial soft tissue and bone structure. The Galileos can even reveal sinus issues. Images taken from the Galileos can be used to evaluate airways and face or head injuries. Areas of use for its 3D imaging also include post surgical analysis, spatial orientation, periodontal disease, restorative dentistry, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. This advanced technology eliminates any guess work or unknown in the planning of highly involved specialty areas such as implants.

 

 

There is no special preparation required for dental x-rays. If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be, you should tell your doctor or radiographer before the test is performed, as special precautions may have to be taken to minimize radiation exposure to the baby.
You may be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be asked to stand with your face resting on a small shelf and to bite gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head. It is important to stay very still, for a few seconds, while the x-ray is taken. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.