i-cat Cone Beam 3-D Digital Imaging

Part of Uncompromising Quality of Care means investing in the best technology available.

Icat Imaging System at Venice Oral Surgery

Image courtesy of Imaging Sciences International i-CAT

Simply put, the i-cat imaging system is an in-office cat scan, sometimes referred to as a cone beam cat scan, designed specifically for dental specialists such as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, that provides highly accurate, high definition, 3-D images and information. This gives Dr. Overbeck complete and accurate views of the anatomy of a patients mouth face and jaw areas.

With the cone beam cat scan, Dr. Overbeck can capture and more accurately analyze images of the position and orientation of critical structures like nerves, tooth roots, jawbone, sinuses and other data in three dimensions. This is achieved in 3-D, with much greater resolution and clarity than with traditional x-ray films or scans.

You can imagine the huge diagnostic advantage this technology offers the doctor of seeing teeth, jaw and nerves in three dimensions in precisely calibrated measurements where the surgeon can tell if there is sufficient bone present or whether important nerves are a safe distance away. We feel that the acquisition of this technology was a tremendously important benefit for our patients.

This means that this non-invasive, painless and comfortable procedure can greatly enhance our ability to accurately predict the success of implant and other procedures over traditional methods. It can help avoid unnecessary surgery and guide Dr. Overbeck toward less invasive surgical procedures.

Patients that are concerned about reducing risk and increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome during implant placement, tooth extractions or other procedures should seriously consider the diagnostic advantages of utilizing i-cat cone beam imaging technology.

This is all accomplished, right in our office, in a comfortable, open environment in less than a minute. With the i-cat, usually in one office visit, Dr. Overbeck can diagnose and discuss your situation with you with a great degree of accuracy and help you make an informed decision on how best to proceed.