What’s New in Schick 33
New Hygiene Task and
Enhancement ModesOptimize image dynamics and
improve the visibility of
Hygiene is the latest option in the list of diagnostic tasks available for your Schick 33 Sensor.
As you know, diagnostic tasks optimize image contrast and brightness to improve the visibility of anatomical structures important for that task.
Diagnostic tasks can be changed for any Schick 33 image, from one task to another, and back at will. The image enhancements applied by the diagnostic tasks occur at display time and do not affect original image data.
Diagnostic tasks already present in CDR DICOM, EagleSoft, and Patterson Imaging software include General Dentistry, Endodontic, Periodontic, and Restorative.
Similar to the General Dentistry task, Hygiene presents an image balanced for general tooth and bone display but with a lighter tone (Figure 1).
Figure 1.a Hygiene Task
Figure 1.b General Dentistry Task
Selecting Hygiene in CDR DICOM
The Hygiene task is available in CDR DICOM, starting with version 5.11, and is expected to be supported in EagleSoft and Patterson Imaging version 18.
» In the Zoom window, right-click on an image acquired with a Schick 33 Sensor.
» Click on Select Task.
» Click on Hygiene (see Figure 2).
Figure 2. Hygiene Task Selected 1
Some of the principal advantages of dynamic image enhancement with Schick 33 Sensors include the ability to adjust the amount of sharpness in an image after it is acquired and to choose and customize brightness and contrast settings in diagnostic tasks.
These features, which are always available to Schick 33 customers with CDR DICOM, EagleSoft, and Patterson Imaging software, now include an additional enhancement mode.
The two modes are:
» Mode A — This is the enhancement initially provided for Schick 33 Sensors
» Mode B — This selection offers a slightly different appearance than Mode A, but may be attractive to customers who prefer a generally softer enhancement in their images.
Selecting Enhancement Modes in CDR DICOM
Enhancement Mode selections are available in CDR DICOM, starting with version 5.11, and are expected to be supported in EagleSoft and Patterson Imaging version 18.
» In the Zoom window, right- click on an image acquired with a Schick 33 Sensor.
» Click on Enhancement.
» Click on Mode A or Mode B
(see Figure 3).
Figure 3. Mode A Selected