Implant Imaging

Many practitioners who are performing implant surgery have expressed an interest in referring their patients to EDI for an i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D scan. (CBCT)

The i-CAT’s high resolution, volumetric images provide complete three-dimensional views of critical anatomy for a more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth orientation to optimize implant treatment and placement, thereby allowing selection of the most suitable implant type, size, location, and angulations prior to surgery.




Radiographic Template Construction

3D Digitalization of Your CBCT Scan

Digitization is achieved through 3D radiographic images acquired through a CBCT Scan that are stored in DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) format. This information can then be loaded into your 3D Implant planning software for case presentations and treatment planning.

EDI follows strict imaging protocols to coincide with each of the software programs used by our referring doctors. Check out the Reference section below for more information of these protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions


It is very difficult for two-dimensional intra-oral and extra-oral images to precisely replicate the anatomy captured on their receptors. Two-dimensional images inherently exhibit magnification, distortion, and overlap of anatomy. Therefore, measuring or determining anatomical relationships is not accurate. Cone Beam Computer Tomography (more correctly Cone Beam 3-D) captures a volume of data and, through a reconstruction process, delivers images that do not contain magnification, distortion, or overlap of anatomy. Measurements and anatomical relationships are therefore precise and provide practitioners clear insight into patient’s hard tissue relationships.

All CBCT scans referred to EDI for implants are reviewed by our Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. The combination of excellent quality radiographs and diagnostic reporting provided by EDI presents dentists with a firm base on which to deliver diagnostic expertise, and precise treatment planning to their patients. Reports include all measurements (unless otherwise notified) and recommendations.

At EDI, we understand how costly those implant planning software programs can be. Not only the initial cost, but the training time and the time it takes to convert the data/upload it into the program only adds to the confusion. EDI works closely with several 3rd party conversion services and can easily provide you with everything you need to plan your guided implant surgery from start to finish! From the scanning appliance to the surgical guide, let us show you how easy it can be to get started. For more information contact Bev Studer.

Surgical Guides

EDI works closely with Anatomage and their team. We are your first step to an accurately fabricated guide. We’ll do all the leg work from the impression and scan to setting you up with ANATOMAGE to plan your guide. From there, you will receive your guide.

With enough interest, we would consider offering a kit rental for those just starting out or wanting to give an Anatomage Guide a try.

Simple Implant Planning

  • Immediate implant planning without conversion.
  • Restoratively driven implant planning with full CAD/CAM integration.
  • Compatible with most implant systems.
  • Powerful patient education simulations.
Accurate Diagnosis

  • High-quality volume rendering delivers the full resolution of the density spectrum.
  • Clearly visualize bone density, cortical bone boundaries, and the sinus.
  • Quickly remove noise to effectively visualize the image.
Reliable Surgical Guide

  • Simple, low flat-rate (any number of sites).
  • Fast turnaround time.
  • Made in California.
Surgical Guide Applications

  • Immediate provisionals.
  • Bone reduction guide.

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