Carestream Dental has sold more than 10,000 of its CS 8100 Family imaging systems as of September 2016. Introduced in 2012, the CS 8100 was designed to support the day-to-day panoramic imaging needs of small practices, such as segmented panoramic, temporomandibular joint, and maxillary sinus imaging.
“Over the past 4 years, we’ve built on the success of the original design concept of the CS 8100 by developing a 3-D imaging unit—the CS 8100 3D extraoral imaging system—and a scanning cephalometric unit—the CS 8100SC panoramic and cephalometric imaging system,” said Ed Shellard, DMD, vice president of sales and marketing at Carestream Dental.
After Carestream launched the CS 8100, its engineers realized that dentists wanted the benefits of in-office CBCT without sacrificing office space. The company then introduced the CS 8100 3D in 2014 with the same footprint and imaging capabilities as the CS 8100 with the added benefits of 3-D imaging and 3-D model scanning.
“Some of my favorite features are its compact size, multifunction 2-D/3-D imaging, and easy, mistake-free acquisition. I’ve taken over 50 scans so far and have never missed the area of interest,” said Peter Kapsimalis, DMD, of Summit, NJ. “Not only does the unit feature quick scan times and distortion-free images, it’s also easy for my staff to position patients, and their comfort level really puts my patients at ease.”
Carestream then introduced the CS 8100SC in 2015. According to the company, it offers the fastest scanning times of any scanning cephalometric unit on the market, as low as 3 seconds for an 18- by 24-cm image in fast scan mode. Also, its advanced imaging software recognizes anatomical structures and traces them automatically and can go from scanning to tracing within 90 seconds.
“When I decided to add cephalometric imaging capabilities to my new orthodontic office, I opted for a CS 8100SC, which enables me to perform both panoramic and cephalometric imaging without changing the sensor between scans,” said Noam Green, DMD, of Green Orthodontics in Decatur, Ga. “Training on the system is almost unnecessary because of how straightforward and intuitive the user interface is.”