Diagnostic Digital Imaging is an Oral and Maxillofacial radiology imaging center that offers many services to assist in understanding the human anatomy of the face, teeth and jaws including 3D Cone Beam CT and traditional 2D dental imaging. We are dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care.
Why is DDI imaging exceptional?
DDI may be the only dental imaging center
s in the United States with multiple Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists (OMR) on staff. An OMR is a dentist with additional advanced specialty training in radiology of the teeth and jaws. OMR’s graduate from dental schools, and then complete specialized training in the appropriate use and interpretation of imaging examinations for the teeth and jaws, radiation safety and protection.
DDI has highly trained dental radiographic technologists (DRT) licensed by the radiologic health branch of California. A DRT is educated specifically in dental radiography to perform dental-maxillofacial imaging procedures. We have knowledgeable and compassionate support staff to work with the patients to ensure your experience goes well.
The CT Machine
DDI was the first imaging center in the United States to implement the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for dentistry. We have always purchased what we believe to be the best quality scanner at that time frame. Not all dental CT scanners are equal. This is in part due to the quality of the X-ray generator, the scintillator (x-ray sensor), and the software. We have regularly upgraded to the next generation machine for improved image quality and reduced radiation dose.
Our CBCT units are highly tuned and maintained to provide excellent image quality. We perform daily quality control, and routine calibration checks, phantom testing and geometric calibration tests. We know this is necessary to ensure optimized image quality.
Image data is collected from the CBCT scan so then it can be analyzed utilizing multiple software platforms to generate an image portfolio. The portfolio is a series of customized image sets that is created for each patient and shared with the referring doctor for diagnosis and treatment
Quality CBCT acquisition is critical to obtaining an accurate representation of anatomic pathosis. DDI designs specific scan protocols that are best suited to meet the imaging objectives. Our individual scan protocols are instrument specific and designed for best image quality with minimum dose. This provides the best possible results with the lowest dose to answer the diagnostic question.