Learn Cone Beam CT like a Pro!

Marcilan CBCT app
We would like to announce the availability of a new app to learn Cone Beam CT on iPad and iPhone, called CBCT. A lot of efforts has been put to create a great learning experience.
  • Navigation in the app is similar to a CBCT software, you have 3 planes to select from and you can use two-finger scrolling to scroll through the data set. Labels are rendered on both sides. You can pinch to zoom in and out.
  • You can also test yourself using the quiz mode by tapping “?” and all labels will be hidden. Tapping “?” will reveal the correct answer.
  • You can also search for a particular structure or pick it up from an alphabetical list.
  • We were limited with the iPhone screen size so we had to improvise on some aspects. iPad will provide the best user experience.
Thank you for your support. Don’t forget to leave us a feedback on the app’s page on iTunes. For any questions or feature requests, please use the contact-us form.


iPanoramic app v2.0 is now available on the iTunes App Store

iPanoramic 2.0

We’re really excited to announce the release of our new version of iPanoramic app to teach oral radiology on panoramic radiographs for iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices. It’s available on iTunes App Store.

Countless hours were spent perfecting the app and to make sure it works really really well. The interface is polished, simple to use and fully interactive. The app now includes 6 cases and covers 90+ landmarks visible on panoramic radiographs. iPanoramic supports iOS 7 features, higher resolution images for retina display, full iPad support, quiz mode to assess learning, and it’s been translated to 9 languages so students in those languages can use the app to learn oral radiology natively.

We would also like to thank Planmeca, Sirona, and Soredex for their support of the app and their help.

We appreciate your feedback regarding the app and our goal is to make it even better to help students and practitioners learn oral radiology. Please email me for any corrections or suggestions alrawiwi[at]udmercy.edu

For more information please visit the link iPanoramic in iTunes

Looking for translators for the iOS apps

We’re looking to release a refreshed version of the iPanoramic app. Many new and cool features. We would like to get the app translated so students and dental practitioners around the world can use it and learn from it.

We’re looking for your help to translate the app to your own language. Currently we have the following languages covered: Spanish, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian, French, and Chinese.

In return you will get credit for your help and a free coupon to download the app as a token of appreciation (upon request). More importantly, your work will benefit the people who speak your mother tongue. For more information, please send an email to alrawiwi [at] udmercy.edu

Evaluation of Physical Properties of Different Digital Intraoral Sensors

intraoral cmos sensors

For those interested in learning more about the differences in physical properties of different CMOS intraoral sensors, we published our findings in this scientific paper. You can find more information about the paper (free access) by following the link:


The sensors are: XDR (Cyber Medical Imaging, www.xdrradiology.com); RVG 6100 (Carestream Dental LLC [distributor of Kodak products in US], www.carestreamdental.com); Platinum® (DEXIS LLC, www.dexis.com); CDR Elite (Schick Technologies Inc., www.schickbysirona.com); ProSensor™ (Planmeca, www.planmecausa.com); EVA (ImageWorks, www.imageworkscorporation.com); XIOS Plus (Sirona, www.sirona.com); and GXS-700™ (Gendex Dental Systems, www.gendex.com).

Upcoming CBCT symposium

Casrestream Dental

Carestream Dental 3D Symposium: A great opportunity to learn much more about CBCT. On November 15 – 16th in Atlanta, GA Carestream Dental has twelve (12) leading experts lined up sharing interesting perspectives on CBCT.   To register and / or learn more, please go to: www.carestreamdental.com/3DSymposium


Attending the 3D Symposium will give you valuable insight to what’s new in the 3D digital world of dentistry, and knowledge that can bring more efficiency to your practice and earn 12 CE credits, too.

Installing DCM4CHEE 2.7.2 with MySQL and Weasis web viewer under Windows 7

When I first wrote the installation tutorial for dcm4chee for Windows 7, I didn’t quite expect the enthusiasm from the community. The feedback was very positive and I feel glad that I did the tutorial and helped many people get the installation done. 
It’s been 3 years since I wrote the tutorial and things have changed. Many started asking me to write a new tutorial to help them install the newest dcm4chee with the new “Weasis”. I’m delighted to let you know that this tutorial will walk you through the steps on how to install latest dcm4chee, as of this writing, and how to install Weasis and integrate it with it.
It took me several hours going through trial and error till I got it working. I hope you don’t have to go through that process. This tutorial assumes that you will install dcm4chee 2.7.2 using mysql database and Weasis web viewer under Windows 7 professional 64 bit. New versions on dcm4chee might work so try the newest version and see if that will work.
I appreciate all the positive comments and constructive feedback. So without further ado let’s jump to the installation!

How to get higher resolution radiographs in Dexis Platinum sensor

Dexis High Ultra High Feature

Dexis Platinum sensor offers practitioners two modes to capture radiographs: High resolution mode which captures radiographs at 0.5 mega pixels (846 x 662) and the ultra resolution which captures at 2.0 mega pixels (1692 x 1324). By default the software is setup to capture at 0.5 which limits the resolution of the sensor to about 12 lp/mm (line pairs per mm). Switching the settings to 2.0 mega pixels can give you higher resolution radiographs with approx.18 (lp/mm) resolution. This allows structures to appear crisp and overall easier visualization of structures when zooming. If you are doing endodontic work and you prefer to have better visualization of the tip of your endodontic file then the higher resolution will give you better radiographs. Other diagnostic procedures might benefit as well. Continue reading

Exporting from Maya to iBooks Author

In this video tutorial we’ll see the steps on how to export a 3D model from Maya to display it inside a book on the iPad. Getting the exporter model to work was a bit tricky but it finally did.

We used a DentSply XCP ORA film holder as an example to demonstrate poly counts, textures, and light setup as part of the upcoming oral radiology interactive textbook for the iPad. Feel free to drop us a comment or share the video with your friends.


X-Ray Phase Contrast Radiography and CT

Presented by Franz Pfeiffer, Technical University Munich, Germany. ECDMFR 2012
The presentation reviewed development of phase contrast radiography and shows the difference from conventional radiography. Very interesting research for clinical application in medical imaging.

More information: http://goo.gl/pYIYI

Part 2 after the break

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Watch evaluation of physical properties of intraoral sensors video

Dr. Wisam Al-Rawi, Dr. Sorin Teich. Oral presentation of the study comparing different physical properties of latest CMOS intraoral sensors that was presented at the EADMFR congress meeeting in Leipzig, Germany. More information about the study will be available in the published article. For best viewing experience make sure you set the video to display at 1080P in YouTube window. Enjoy the video!