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Digora, the latest innovation of Sorodex-Finndent, starts a new era in digital intraoral imaging. It utilizes actual size intraoral imaging plates that cover the same diagnostic area as conventional intraoral films. In addition, Digora makes under and over-exposed images a thimg of the past.

The unique Digora laser scanner with Windows based software features; "State of the art" digital image acquisition, image enhancement, image archival and image management with export capabilities that result in superior image quality, at reduced time and radiation exposure levels on the patient.



Introduction - what is Digora

The Digora uses a wireless sensor plate (size 0 or 2) and the exisiting x-ray units in your office. The sensor plate is placed in the oral cavity like old-fashioned film (even using standard holders!) for any required exposure - anterior, posterior or bite-wings. The timer on your x-ray unit is turned down - usually to the lowest time setting (on a Siemens MD x-ray, set to 3/100ths of a second!). Once exposed, the sensor plate is placed into the Digora scanner, which gives you the x-ray image on the computer screen - in 23 seconds! With the image on the computer screen, you can use the Digora's powerful (yet simple) tools to enhance, measure or print the image.

Digora replaces the need for intraoral films in the Dental Office. Digora's easy to use, specially designed Imaging Plate holders help ensure accurate positioning for paralleling and bisecting angle techniques. Accurate digital bite - wing exposures are achievable. Digora Imaging Plates are available in two convenient sizes, 30mm x 40mm (no. 2 film size) and 21mm x 30mm (no. 0 film size). Digora Imaging Plates are very thin like conventional x-rays films and are wireless making them much easier to place and position into the patient's mouth.

Digora's True resolving power - Improved Diagnostic Image Quality

Digora's unique Digital capture system utilizes "state of the art" Imaging Plate Acquisition Technology (IPAT) to provide the highest quality digital image. Digora's high image quality is the result of a sophisticated, and well balanced image acquisition and processing system. To produce and maintain high quality diagnostic digital images, Digora utilizes a broad spectrum dynamic range, very good signal to noise ratio, and system intelligence with true resolving power.




Very good signal to noise ratio
All digital systems have some common elements; transmitter (x - ray sources), receiver, and signal and channel of communication. The advantage of the Digora system is that by utilizing Imaging Plates rather than CCD receptors, the problem of CCD detector's structural noises like dark current has been eliminated. This results in a remark
ably better signal to noise ratio which produces high quality images with low levels of unwanted noise. It takes less than 30 seconds from the time you insert the imaging plate in to the scanner and you can see the whole image on the monitor screen. The image will be stored automatically. The Imaging Plates are reusable for thousands of exposures and are inexpensive to replace unlike costly CCD sensors.

Dynamic range
Digora's broad spectrum dynamic range is capable of capturing images from very low to very high energy levels, while maintaining consistent high quality of images. The use of a broad spectrum dynamic range practically eliminates the chance of over-or-under-exposed images. This clearly improves the diagnostic quality of the image while:

  • Reducing patient radiation exposure
    • Reducing imaging procedure times
      • Maximizing diagnostic information from the image

System intelligence with true resolving power
For a system to have true resolving power, it must have the intelligence to balance the many factors that produce a digital image. The Digora's sophisticated image capture and processing system accurately balances spatial resolution and angular resolution while optimizing the signal to noise ratio thus producing consistently high quality diagnostic images.
Image quality is more than just the number of line pairs per mm and pixel size, It involves image depth, the expressive property of each pixel or image area, dynamic range, optimal signal to noise ratio and precise use of the equipment. Digora incorporates all these factors into producing the highest quality digital image, that maximizes its diagnostic capabilities.



Multi - station functionality

The Windows based Digora system can operate as a stand alone system, or is capable of operating on a network. The Windows based software handles image enhancement and archiving and can be integrated with other patient information software. It provides a well-established growth path for future upgrades and new software programs.



System Requirements


Executive Dental developed in cooperation with Loewe's Computer Consulting and UNI Management Information System Inc. a network oriented dental image scanning and image management system, that includes:

1.) Digora X-ray scanner
2.) Server
3.) Workstation
4.) image management software



Digora technical Data
  • Laser scanner for imaging plate readout
  • ISA compatible interface board
  • Windows 95 based software
  • Imaging plates (8 standard and 2 small)
  • Storage box for imaging plates
  • Disposal plastic bags for imaging plates

Imaging Plates



  Standard Small
Dimension 35 x 45 x 1.6 26 x 35 x 1.6
Active Area 30 x 40 mm 21 x 30 mm
Image Size 416 x 560 pixels 292 x 416 mm
Data File 234 kb 123 kb
Pixel Size 70 x 70 µm  
Resolution more then 6 lines pairs/mm  
Dose Reduction up to more than 90%  
Line Voltage 100 - 240 V/50-60 Hz  
Line Current (max) 1.3 A  
Power Consumption (max) 80 W  

Scanner dimensions
Width: 452 mm, Depth: 483 mm, Heigt : 135 mm, Weight 20 kg


Laser Classification
Class I laser product in accordance with 21CFR Subchapter J and EN 60825
IEC-601-1 approved

Digora is a registered trademark of Orion Corporation Soredex-Finndent.

For details call toll free: 1-800-211-7888