Tools of the trade: Genoray Port X2

dental X-rayby Kasey Coeland VN, Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, VIC

The Genoray Port X2 is our first dental X-ray machine and we’ve only been using it for a few months. It’s very helpful in deciding whether a tooth needs to be extracted and at revealing any underlying disease below the gums.

What’s good about it

This digital unit is portable, generates a low dose of radiation and is very small and lightweight. I’ve used other dental X-ray units in the past and this one is much easier to operate. The plate is small which makes it easy to fit in the mouth and position. The plates are also multiple use—they just need to be covered by a small piece of disposable plastic with each patient.

It takes very little time to generate a detailed X-ray. The plate is run through the processor and the X-ray is created in less than a couple of minutes. If a full mouth of dental X-rays is required then the processing takes about five to 10 minutes. 

The unit is so small and portable that it never gets in the way. The previous one I used was huge and bolted to the wall. The Genoray is a fast, efficient and easy-to-use system.

What’s not so good

It would be great if the images appeared on the computer screen without needing to be run through the processor. I guess that is technologically in the future. It’s also important to wear the attached strap around your neck. You really don’t want to drop the unit.

Where did you get it

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