The quality of a radiographic system is only as good as its ability to capture the desired anatomy. For instance, if the clinician has cannot capture the canine/premolar contact because of poor sensor design, then even excellent resolution is pointless.
- Is it easy to see if the sensor is placed properly?
- When optimally placed, does the active image area cover the targeted anatomy?
Intraoral Visibility. Careful placement and orientation of the sensor are important, whether pursuing interproximal contacts or third-molar apices. XDR found that making the active surface white – without patterns or logos – made the sensor easier to see in the darkness of a mouth.
Canine/Premolar Contact. Even when optimally placed, excessive dead space along the mesial edge of the sensor makes it difficult to capture certain anatomy, such as the canine-premolar contact. In XDR’s patented design (US #9357972B2), XDR has decreased this dead space, maximizing the imaging area along the mesial edge.
|Canine-Premolar Contact||Maximal Mesial Imaging Area|
|Intraoral Visibility||White Face|
|Ease of Placement||Thin|
|Ease of Placement||Small Button|
|Ease of Cleaning||No Creases or Crevices|
|Strong Cord||Kevlar Cable|
|Shock Resistance||Protection Plate|
|Handling Ease||Two-Meter Cord|
Many sensors provide some of these features. Only the XDR Anatomic Sensor provides all of them.