Diagnostics

  • Caries/Endo Filter
  • Perio Filter
  • Sharp Filter
  • Un-Warp Filter

Comparison of Original Image and Caries Enhanced Filter

XDR Caries Original

XDR Caries Original

XDR Caries Enhanced

XDR Caries Enhanced

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This enhancement is specifically designed for the mid brightness range of hard tissues such as bone and the periodontium. This special algorithm will preferentially “stretch” the portion of the digital data in the relevant part of the image’s histogram, increasing the local contrast of density changes only in the hard tissues. This enables the clinician to detect radiolucencies or radiopacities more readily, by enhancing the radiographic appearance of pathologies in the bone such as periapical lesions and changes in the periodontal ligament.

XDR Endo Original

XDR Endo Original

XDR Endo Enhanced

XDR Endo Enhanced

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Image filters such as contrast enhancement (Caries/Endo) alter the original image data, so this view of the image lacks in some detail. Therefore, it is important that the imaging software preserve the original raw sensor data, both to permit viewing of the original image and for medical legal ramifications. This is a philosophy we apply to all of our enhancements.

Comparison of Original Image and Perio Enhanced Filter

XDR Perio Original

XDR Perio Original

XDR Perio Enhanced

XDR Perio Enhanced

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This enhancement is similar to the Caries/Endo filter but is designed to enhance contrast in the darker regions of the image. This enables the clinician to more clearly see radiolucent regions, thus enhancing the appearance of soft tissue structures such as the periodontium. It is designed to enhance the detection of pathologies like periodontal lesions as well as changes in the radiographic appearance of the periodontal ligament and crestal bone. This specific ability to enhance the soft tissue structures is unique to the XDR software.

Image filters such as contrast enhancement (Perio) alter the original image data, so this view of the image lacks in some detail. Therefore, it is important that the imaging software preserve the original raw sensor data, both to permit viewing of the original image and for medical legal ramifications. This is a philosophy we apply to all of our enhancements.

Comparison of Original Image and Sharp Enhanced Filter

XDR Sharp Original

XDR Sharp Original

XDR Sharp Enhanced

XDR Sharp Enhanced

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The XDR Sharp or edge enhancement filter is designed to enhance anatomic boundaries and edges of objects like endodontic files. Moreover, our unique sharp filter minimizes two common artifacts of the sharpening filters: 1) granular texture caused by sharpening image noise and, 2) sharpening overshoot at the boundary of light and dark regions of the image. Overshoot is a serious problem because it can create the false appearance of recurrent decay around radiopaque restorations.

Image filters such as edge enhancement (Sharp) alter the original image data, so this view of the image lacks in some detail. Therefore, it is important that the imaging software preserve the original raw sensor data, both to permit viewing of the original image and for medical legal ramifications. This is a philosophy we apply to all of our enhancements.

Comparison of Original Distorted Image and Un-Warping Filter

XDR Distorted Original

XDR Distorted Original

XDR Distortion Correction

XDR Distortion Correction

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This is a patented function in XDR to address image elongation. For proper paralleling technique it is important for the X-ray beam to be perpendicular to both the subject (e.g. tooth) as well as the sensor. But because of the rigidity of the digital sensor and the intra-oral anatomy of some patients, it may be difficult to position the sensor perpendicular to the X-ray beam. If this happens it results in elongation of the radiographic image. But, with a fiduciary element (BB) in the bite block projecting onto the radiographic image, one can correct the elongation: One selects the distorted fiduciary image with the mouse cursor and clicks the XDR Unwarp button; the unwarping algorithm removes the elongation as well as any magnification in the image.

Image filters such as Un-Warp alter the original image data. Therefore, it is important that the imaging software preserve the original raw sensor data, both to permit viewing of the original image and for medical legal ramifications. This is a philosophy we apply to all of our enhancements.