At North Valdosta and Maxillofacial Surgery, patient care is the number one priority, that is why we utilize state-of-the-art technology. We are proud to provide the i-CAT 3-D volumetric imaging system technology to our patients. This digital imaging system is an advanced X-ray solution, offering a higher level of patient care not previously possible with traditional efforts.
The i-CATs 3-D, volumetric imaging system provides a complete view of all oral and maxillofacial structures, giving the most thorough diagnostic information possible. The i-CAT’s computer controlled software delivers quick and easy reconstruction of critical anatomical information typically in under 1 minute. It emits less than half the amount of radiation than that of earlier X-ray procedures while delivering high quality 3-D images of a patients anatomy, providing the most complete view of a patient’s mouth, face and jaw available.
The i-CAT is especially beneficial for implant patients as it produces cross-sectional (sliced) views. This allows Dr. Alvarado to measure the exact dimension and bone quality with amazing precision, which is crucial in assuring an accurate and predictable surgery. The information provided by the i-CAT is important and beneficial, allowing Dr. Alvarado to make a proper diagnosis and treatment plan matched to your specific needs. He can determine precise tooth position and the proximity of other vital structures such as adjacent teeth, the inferior alveolar nerve canal, the maxillary sinus walls, the nasal cavity and cortical borders.