Managing DICOMs

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology has significantly enhanced dental radiographic imaging, allowing dentists to move from patient diagnosis to treatment simulations, an invaluable tool for dentists who specialize in reconstructive surgeries and dental implant procedures. As with all new technology the learning curve can be steep. This page is designed to help you specifically in relation to:

Effectively capture a dual scan

In this video, we will cover…

  1. Seating the dentures
  2. Placing the scan markers
  3. Scanning the denture in the mouth
  4. Scanning the denture out of the mouth

Export DICOM from your CBCT

You must export the following to provide DICOM for CT Planning – Folder with uncompressed, multi-file, DICOM, 0.3mm or 0.4mm slices (not all systems allow options. Generally 0.2 and 0.1 results in too many files to upload). Watch the below videos to help export on some popular systems. Steps to export:

  1. Export into a folder on the desktop (must be a folder with 100+ .dcm files)
  2. Right-click on the folder, rename the patient’s name
  3. Right-click again and click “send to compressed zipped folder” for upload
  4. If uploading scan appliance and patient scan, place both in the same folder and zip
  5. This is what you will browse for when uploading on our online portal
  6. Follow the below videos for your system!



Select Your CBCT System

  • Aceton
  • Carestream
  • Dental Studio
  • iCat
  • Invivo Anatomage
  • Invivo5
  • Galileos Sidexis XG
  • Morita CBCT
  • PreXion
  • Planmeca ProMax 3D Max
  • Planmeca Romexis
  • Sidexis 4
  • Sirona 3d
  • Sirona SL + Sidexis 4 CBCT
  • Vatech