ORA® is one of the few facilities in Chicago to offer the i-CAT 3-D digital CAT scan for oral and Maxillofacial imaging. The i-CAT offers the most complete information (and 0.01mm accuracy) on the anatomy of a patient’s mouth, face, and jaw areas. Anatomy we once estimated is now completely visible. This leads to the most accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, minimally invasive procedures, and predictable outcomes for oral and Maxillofacial procedures.
Patients love the i-CAT because it’s more convenient, less costly, and it uses a significantly lower radiation dose compared to traditional hospital-based CAT scan and dental x-ray units. Images produced by the i-CAT reveal medical problems much earlier, when they can’t be seen using conventional x–ray films or two-dimensional imaging equipment. Patients remain seated in an “open environment,” which increases their comfort and captures the natural orientation of anatomy. The digital data is transferred to a computer within one minute, and is displayed on an interactive, 3-D mapping tool that allows us to easily format and select desired regions for immediate viewing. We use the i-CAT with nearly all of our patients and make it available to other doctors that wish to capture the highest-quality images of their patients.