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Digital imaging essentials

Equipping your practice with digital imaging equipment can seem like a daunting task, but not if you know the essential criteria to make an informed choice.

By far the most important things to consider are:

  1. Image quality;
  2. Digital workflow; and
  3. Service and support.

One brand of digital imaging equipment stands alone in meeting all these key criteria.

Acteon® - which incorporates the pioneering SOPRO® and de Götzen brands - has either developed or acquired the leading global technology in the field of medical and dental digital imaging in recent years, resulting in benchmark levels of image quality and seamless integration of its digital devices.

Image quality

Striking image quality and contrast allows more accurate diagnosis and more informed decision-making. It also leads to greater patient involvement and case acceptance.

Importantly, Acteon and Sopro intraoral cameras, X-rays, Sopix sensors, PSPIX Phosphor Image Plate scanners and X-Mind extraoral units link seamlessly together through Sopro Imaging software - without the integration headaches and buck-passing of using separate equipment providers and software solutions.

Digital workflow

Acteon Imaging uses an open architecture, which means 2D and 3D images can be quickly and easily shared across both Windows and MAC platforms or imported into third party applications including practice management software and specialist programs.

High-resolution and detailed digital images, together with a streamlined digital workflow have been shown to improve the speed and confidence of case diagnosis, producing more predictable outcomes.

Sopro Imaging has an intuitive mouse driven interface that allows quick and easy access to images, plus powerful inbuilt tools depending on the application, including the ability to perform biometric calculations and full reporting to guide your surgery. Sopro Imaging also accepts imported images from optical scanners or implant databases in STL format.

Reduced radiation

Acteon's minimally invasive solutions feature greatly reduced radiation emissions thanks to the patented Automatic Controlled Exposure (ACE) technology found in Sopix sensors, allowing you to control patient radiation exposure and record the dosage in Sopro Imaging. This is a true innovation in radiology traceability in the field of dentistry.

Acteon's ACE technology automatically adjusts dosage to patient morphology, reducing dosage by up to 50 per cent in both younger and elderly patients with lower bone density. The benefit is reduced X-ray emissions, greater safety and no more over-exposed images.

Choose from the rugged and proven X-Mind DC X-ray generator for affordable quality, or the Red Dot award-winning X-mind Unity X-ray generator with its stylish and easy to position head and integrated Sopix2® digital sensor.

Image acquisition systems

Acteon offers a choice of Sopix digital sensors for almost instant image acquisition important for some procedures, or the revolutionary PSPIX phosphor image plate unit. The PSPIX2® is the fastest and most compact phosphor plate scanner available, processing images in just seconds! Different size flexible phosphor plates also make the PSPIX2 more suitable for smaller and younger patients with limited mouth openings.

Service and support

Acteon and Sopro equipment is available through A-dec - one of Australia's largest and most respected dealer networks, and Acteon has an office and dedicated support staff in Sydney.





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