3D X-rays

Doctors striving for excellence in patient care know that the more information they have about the anatomy of their patient’s condition the better. That’s why Dr. Hadfield uses Galileos is a cone beam x-ray that brings in the 3rd and 4th dimension.

It provides a visual reconstruction of the patient’s anatomy that is comparable to traditional medical CT scans, but cost less and use significantly less radiation – only slightly more radiation that a Panorex film. Galileos images allow Dr. Hadfield to see all the way around a tooth. It provides much more detailed and accurate information than any other xray. If you have lingering pain or a problem that eluded diagnosis, we welcome you to take advantage of superior diagnosis with the Galileos 3-D conebeam technology.

Benefits of Galileos:
  • Comfort. A quick 14 second outside of the mouth scan is all it takes. Patients will not have to suffer through 18-22 uncomfortable individual inside-the-mouth x-rays. This is especially great news for people with a high gag reflex, small mouths or who have difficulty taking conventional x-rays.
  • Imaging without distortion. Dr. Hadfield and his trained staff know the correct positioning to take a single exposure (which uses less radiation than a full mouth series of x-rays) producing the best quality image.
  • Perfect cross sectional imaging. A single exposure provides a basic panoramic view, a lateral skull view, and literally hundreds of other views. The images can be magnified, rotated in space, viewed from any angle, sliced and sectioned to improve visualization in 3D.
  • Improved diagnosis. Dr. Hadfield is no longer limited to making an “educated guess” off of a 2-D x-ray. With the Galileos images, Dr. Hadfield can see inside the bone and teeth in 3-D, making diagnosis more exact and accurate. This translates more predictable and safer treatments outcomes. In addition, the ability to scan through teeth and bone in 3-D allows for more accurate diagnosis of infection, root fractures, abscesses cysts and tumors or any problems that were difficult or impossible to diagnose with a 2-D x-ray.
  • Lowest radiation. Galileos is the lowest dose conebeam x-ray in existence (as of 2012), at nearly 50% of the next lowest machine. The amount of radiation is about 3% of a basic hospital CAT scan and the area of exposure is limited.
  • The only complete implantology system. When a CEREC picture is integrated with Galileos, both bone and soft tissue gums are superimposed on each other. Implants can now be designed from the crown to the implant. In other words, Dr. Hadfield designs the tooth first, then selects an implant and lets the crown determine where the implant is inserted. This is a reversal of placing the implant and then determining how to fit a crown. This allows a better diagnosis, better treatment planning and better dentistry. It enables Dr. Hadfield to reduce the fee for implants.

With all of these benefits Galilos offers, why would you consider going to a dentist who does not use it?