i-CAT launched the first dental CBCT unit in the early 2000s and since then, has been regarded as a leader in cone beam imaging technologies. i-CAT systems receive high marks for their image resolution, 2D panoramic imaging, compact design, and intuitive 3D imaging software.
What Is the i-CAT FLX CBCT?
The i-CAT FLX is the most current generation available through DEXIS. The i-CAT FLX is available in 2 field of view (FOV) sizes:
Large FOV (up to 23 x 17 cm): i-CAT FLX v17
Medium FOV (up to 15.5 cm): i-CAT FLX MV
This line of CBCT units offers flexible imaging control, minimized radiation dose, customizable 3D cone beam protocols, and a dedicated 2D panoramic scan. It also includes an adjustable field-of-view for any clinical situation.
Capturing panoramic, cephalometric, and 3D CBCT images makes the v17 a versatile 3-in-1 system. This model is most popularly used in orthodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, and oral radiology. It stands out above other comparable units due to its extended full-field 3D volume.
The v17’s predecessor was the i-CAT Next Generation and boasts a similar compact design, 2D/3D imaging technology, software, and features. The s key differentiator between the FLX and Next-Generation models is the addition of a of the Ultra Low Dose feature with the FLX.
How Much Does the FLX Cost?
The average cost of a new i-CAT FLX purchased through a DEXIS dealer will typically be approximately $105,000. It’s worth noting though that this cost can vary depending on which dealer you select and what pricing incentives are currently being offered.
What Procedures Can I Offer with the FLX?
The V17 is one of the most flexible CBCT systems on the market. Its extended field of view allows practitioners to capture a full craniofacial scan, which is exceptionally suited for orthodontics, oral surgery, sleep, and much more. An i-CAT FLX MV captures a medium field of view, ideal for single or dual jaw applications such as endodontics or dental implants.
What Software and Features Does the FLX Have?
The FLX uses the highly regarded Tx STUDIO which is powered by Anatomage. This 3D imaging software is an integral part of the i-CAT workflow and provides powerful treatment planning tools.
The FLX is a feature-rich unit and includes:
● Ultra Low Dose: i-CAT QuickScan and QuickScan+ protocols allow you to take complete 3D images at a radiation dose comparable to a 2D panoramic image.
● Built-in 2D panoramic modality
● Cephalometric modality included and extracted from 3D
● Built-in 3D modality in sizes of 8 x 8, 17 x 23, or any height from 2-13 x 16
● 3D field of view for standard model is 13 cm (H) x 16 cm (H) or 8 cm (H) x 8 cm (D). Custom size is 2-13 cm (H) x 16 cm (D). Extended size is 17 cm (H) x 23 cm (D).
Where Can I Buy an i-CAT FLX CBCT?
The i-CAT FLX CBCT system is available for purchase through DEXIS dealers, although you may also want to consider certified pre-owned options. A certified pre-owned purchase can save up to 50% off new list prices, giving you access to premium technology at a more affordable investment. .
If you’re shopping for i-CAT FLX, or just interested in getting started with CBCT, consider a purchase from the leaders in certified pre-owned dental imaging, Renew Digital. They have been working with practices looking to upgrade their digital imaging equipment to CBCT for over 10 years and have a wide selection of CBCT systems to choose from.
For more information and to find the right certified pre-owned i-CAT cone beam system for you, please contact Renew Digital’s team of experts today.