Designed to provide a compact, economical imaging solution, the Fire CR Dental Reader provides rapid, high-quality reading of reusable dental imaging plates. It features an optional tablet computer for immediate viewing of images, which is said to improve practice workflow and facilitate chairside patient consultation. Smaller than a shoebox, the system offers integrated UV sterilization and erase functions.
3DISC Imaging inc., Dulles, VA, a manufacturer of digital imaging products, has developed a compact imaging device that provides reading of reusable dental imaging plates. The FireCR Dental Reader features a tablet computer to immediately view and share imaging results at the chair side and features touch screen software that provides dentists with immediate access to the history of the patient’s dental images.
The reader is DICOM 3.0 compatible with existing systems and uses low-cost, reusable imaging plates in a variety of sizes, including bite-wing and intraoral dental imaging plates.
Sigrid Smitt-Jeppesen, CEO of 3DISC Americas, commented in the press release:
We’re setting a new standard in dental imaging by offering a reader and tablet computer that rapidly deliver high-quality digital images at the chairside, eliminating the need to leave the room to scan and review images on a central computer. FireCR Dental Readers are compact and affordable, so dentists can distribute units in each examination room, increasing patient throughput and improving overall productivity of the practice.
The FireCR Dental Reader will be introduced at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in Chicago Feb. 23–25 and will be available worldwide in mid-2012.