Soredex CRANEX Tome
CRANEX TOME – the world`s most versatile extra-oral dental x-ray unit. As well as being able to take superb quality panoramic and cephalometric radiographs the CRANEX® TOME is also able to take Hi-Q cross-sectional spiral tomograms, TMJ tomograms, scanograms and TMJ scanograms. This is the first time ever that one dental x-ray unit has been able to take x-ray exposures using such a wide range of techniques.
The CRANEX® TOME, with its advanced patented C-arm technology and state-of-the-art electronics, offers outstanding image quality, superb ergonomic design, an exceptionally wide range of x-ray programs and unrivalled performance and reliability.
Efficient high-frequency generator together with automatic spinal column compensation and a small focal spot guarantee exceptionally high quality x-ray images.
The CRANEX® TOME is a dental panoramic imaging system which uses the unique spiral tomography method for cross-sectional imaging. Since its introduction to the market in 1997, the CRANEX® TOME has acquired a formidable reputation among dental professionals. The optimized spiral tomography method is widely recognized as being one of the best conventional tomography principles for producing artifact-free layer images in the dental field. It’s a solution for all dental professionals, with the versatile imaging procedures of the system being of particular value to dental surgeons and orthodontists.
We have added several new features such as ACS (Automatic Collimator Selector) technology, where both the primary collimator and the secondary shield operate automatically according to the selected imaging program. There’s no need to adjust beam-limiting devices manually, which means that examinations are prepared more quickly and work? ow becomes smoother.
Now we have made this X-ray system even better and easier to use.
We have added several new features such as ACS (Automatic Collimator Selector) technology, where both the primary collimator and the secondary shield operate automatically according to the selected imaging program. There’s no need to adjust beam-limiting devices manually, which means that examinations are prepared more quickly and workfl ow becomes smoother.
The panoramic head holder and the entire cephalometric attachment have been redesigned, resulting in faster, easier and more exact patient positioning and handling.
The CRANEX TOME Ceph’s cassette detection is very simple, yet it enhances patient safety. The detection system ensures that the cassette is inserted and prevents double exposures of the same cassette.
As an optional feature, a Windows-based user interface is available, allowing you to set all relevant exposure settings via a PC and off ering you on-line help with detailed additional information about the imaging task being performed. The PC user interface is especially handy when the CRANEX® TOME / CEPH is used with the DIGORA® PCT Imaging Plate system. The same PC can control both the x-ray unit and the imaging plate system. All CRANEX® TOME / CEPH units can be upgraded with the PC user interface.
If you are looking for advanced dental imaging, the CRANEX® TOME is the answer. The system’s value can be enhanced by using a SOREDEX digital Imaging Plate system.
CRANEX® TOME uses the principle of autotomography with a spiral blurring movement. This movement, which is similar to the movement used by SOREDEX SCANORA, is achieved by tilting and rotating the C-arm at the same time.
Wide experience using the SOREDEX SCANORA in university clinics and large busy x-ray centres has shown that dental tomograms taken using this method are far superior to images taken using linear tomographic techniques. In fact, for many professionals multi-directional spiral tomography is the method of choice.
The following example clearly illustrates the superiority of spiral tomography over linear tomography. A three-dimensional phantom is placed within the image layer of the CRANEX® TOME. The image clearly shows one sharply depicted post. Other posts outside the image layer are effectively blurred.
The first step in the examination of the patient’s dental anatomy is to take a panoramic exposure. This panoramic exposure is a dental overview that serves as basis for further examinations that will be used to diagnose and treat the patient
CRANEX® TOME’s panoramic picture is based on the geometry used in SOREDEX SCANORA, which is world famous for the quality of its panoramic images. As well as taking standard and child panoramic exposures the CRANEX® TOME can also take high-magnification panoramic exposures.
Ghost shadows in ramus area are eliminated without causing major overlapping in the premolar region.
The magnification factor in the normal panoramic program is 1.3. In the magnified dental panoramic program it is 1.5. In the pediatric program the exposed area is limited, the magnification factor is 1.3.