Imageworks announces FDA approval of the Newtom 5G Cone Beam CT

Dentistry Today


First Installation at Loma Linda University

Elmsford, NY, June 22, 2011 – leading provider of imaging products to the dental, medical and veterinary marketplace, is proud to announce the FDA Approval of the latest Cone Beam CT, the NewTom 5G. The latest development from NewTom is the successor to the world renowned NewTom 3G which has been trusted by dental imaging centers, hospitals and universities worldwide for years.

Joseph M. Caruso, DDS, MS, MPH – Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Practices, Professor and Chair Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry stated, “Over the years we have had an opportunity to evaluate, use and research many different manufacturers; however our main choice for patient use is still the NewTom. The supine machine provides improved patient stability, with less motion artifacts, allowing us to continue to provide more complete diagnosis to our orthodontic, implant and Sleep Apnea patients.  We upgraded to the 3G several years ago. After 10 years of day-in and day-out use and thousands of scans, we will replace our NewTom 3G with what I believe provides the best images and radiation protection to the patient in the industry – the NewTom 5G.  It features more fields of view (FOV), less radiation, a voxel size of .075mm, and unsurpassed image clarity. With over 40 machines on the market NewTom was still our choice. It’s not just a machine, it’s a relationship.”

As the next generation of “professional grade” Cone Beam scanners from NewTom, the NewTom 5G utilizes the latest flat panel technology with a wider, 16 bit, dynamic range.   It features 7 flexible FOV’s which comply with the diagnostic imaging requirements of multiple specialties including:  endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, implantology, dental and maxillofacial surgery, TMJ analysis, and ENT applications.  The industry’s leading resolution .075mm, gives the NewTom 5G the ability to meet the finest detail demands of single tooth imaging for endodontics.  The large 18cmx16cm FOV makes the 5G appropriate for imaging the entire maxillofacial region, while the open, pass-through gantry makes the NewTom 5G perfect for Imaging Centers and can accommodate trauma or sedated patients.  The pass-through gantry and horizontal patient positioning make the 5G relevant to other medical applications and the preferred way to position the patient of any cone beam machine.

As with all NewTom machines, the 5G utilizes the patented Safe Beam™ technology, automatically sensing and adjusting radiation for each specific patient, making it the world’s most desired horizontal Cone Beam 3D scanner.
 “This latest development from NewTom targets not only the dental imaging center, but any diagnostic imaging facility which is providing diagnostic images of hard and soft tissues.  While other manufacturers have abandoned the horizontal positioning of the patient for dental cone beam imaging, the 5G represents a prolific step towards providing low-dose alternatives to the traditional CT examination without loss of image quality,” stated Michael Ellison, Director of 3D Operations for ImageWorks. 

About ImageWorks
ImageWorks is a leading state of the art diagnostic imaging supplier, is a market leader, whose products are distributed worldwide with clinical applications for dental, medical and veterinary professionals.   For over thirty-three years, the Company has produced branded products that are installed in over 100,000 dental and medical facilities.  This base serves as reference points for future sales of equipment and software.  The company’s products are trademarked with brand names that include AFP, DENT-X, EVA and NEWTOM.  For additional corporate information please visit our corporate web site at