If you’re considering upgrading your 2D imaging equipment to advanced dental CBCT, one of the leading brands to add to your research list is i-CAT. The i-CAT brand has long been an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of dental radiography products. Further, i-CAT cone beam systems and treatment planning software have and continue to revolutionize 3D radiography. To put it simply, when you buy an i-CAT X-ray, you can rest assured that you’re getting quality and innovation.
i-CAT is a premium brand in the lineup of DEXIS products. These products range from mid-to-large field of view (FOV) CBCT options to options with dedicated low-dose 2D panoramic. With their large FOV products, the current generation FLX v17 and previous gen Next Generation, these models have the ability to extract cephalometric images from CBCT scans, to serve as a 3-in-1 system.
With highly desirable features and a wide range of clinical applications, today we’ll explore the average price you can expect to pay for an i-CAT CBCT unit.
The Average Price of a New i-CAT CBCT Unit
When you start your search for dental CBCT, you’ll find that the cost of each machine varies greatly, depending first on FOV size. Mid-to-large FOV sizes available on i-CAT run more premium than small-to-mid FOV sizes available from other brands. Yet, this cost is based more on the FOV size, so to compare apples to apples to other brands, compare the same FOV.
The i-CAT FLX is available in a range of FOV sizes, which include the option to scale or collimate the scan height to capture only the area of interest per the client’s immediate need. The system also provides enhanced low-dose imaging options, dedicated traditional 2D panoramic capabilities, and feature-rich treatment planning software.
For a new, current generation, mid-to-large FOV i-CAT CBCT, the price you can expect to find ranges from $90,000 to $125,000. Here are some of the premium features which can help justify a larger investment in i-CAT.
With the i-CAT CBCT, you can capture both CBCT images in multiple resolutions and scan times as well as acquire low-dose 2D panoramic images. If you need the intense contrast of a high-quality 3D scan, then you can opt for the higher resolution setting. Otherwise, you can take advantage of the system’s fast-span protocol, enabling you to capture diagnostic cone beam images in 4.8 seconds, increasing practice efficiency and minimizing radiation dose. Plus, with the click of a mouse, you can transform the i-CAT CBCT system into a low-dose 2D panoramic unit, capturing high-quality panoramic images in seconds.
Flexible 3D Imaging
i-CAT CBCT delivers a wide variety of cone beam sizes for specialized diagnostic and treatment needs with its fully adjustable 3D field of view, limiting radiation exposure to the area of interest. For example, you can acquire a single arch for placing implants, capture both jaws for TMJ or oral surgery, focus on the sinus and airway for sleep studies, or capture the entire cranium for orthodontics.
In addition to letting you focus on a variety of different craniofacial structures, i-CAT CBCT equipment also lets you capture views of both hard and soft tissues and bone structures. The high image quality and precise attention to detail allow you to diagnose and treat your patients faster and more easily than ever before, allowing you to focus on what matters most – your patients.
Multiple Fields of View
You can also use this imaging equipment to capture a variety of different fields of view. I-CAT CBCT captures circumferences of 16cm and a variety of different heights such as 6cm which captures the lower jaw, 8cm which gives you the base of the nasal area as well as the jaw, or even 10cm which gives you even more of the patient’s face. Alternatively, you can focus on a tight 8x8cm field of view, or you can acquire an extended field with a 23x17cm FOV. the intuitive controls make these specifications easy.
How to Save 30% to 50% Off New List Prices
The average costs listed in this article represent the new list prices on current generation i-CAT units. Did you know you can save 30% to 50% off these new list prices by purchasing certified pre-owned equipment, including current and previous generation models?
For over 10 years, Renew Digital has been the leader in certified pre-owned dental imaging equipment. They carry a wide range of dental CBCT systems, as well as 2D pan and ceph X-ray machines and intraoral scanners, all from the leading brands dentists trust, including i-CAT, as well as Planmeca, Sirona, Vatech, Carestream, and many more.
They back the quality of the systems they sell through rigorous testing and inspection, and even offer peace of mind through their comprehensive warranty that covers parts and labor. They also provide full-service installation, training, and project management services, just like you’d get if you bought a new system.
Not sure i-CAT is right for you? Get in touch with their sales representatives with a call to 888-246-5611. They are experts across all leading brands and take a brand-neutral approach so they can match dental professionals with the systems that will best meet their needs, without being limited to the catalog of one specific manufacturer or brand.
Get in touch with them and a rep will work with you to determine how your equipment will be used, where it will be placed, and will match you to the brands and models most likely to suit your configuration best.
From purchase through installation, they’re there to help you with the 5-star customer service for which they’ve been known for the past 10 years.