US-based Air Techniques has expanded its ProVecta digital X-rays portfolio, with the introduction of new ProVecta S-Pan Ceph.

ProVecta S-Pan Ceph is said to produce quick cephalometric projections with better image quality at a low X-ray dose.

The new system features two high-end CsI sensors, which will help to reduce time-consuming switching between the panoramic X-ray unit and the cephalometric arm.

ProVecta S-Pan Ceph also includes five programs for all cephalometric X-ray recordings, in addition to 17 panoramic programs.

The new five programs comprise of head lateral L, PA head, submentovertex (SMV), waters view and hand (carpus).

According to the company, the S-Pan technology uses a unique algorithm to collect up to 20 layers from one panoramic rotation into one clear and sharp image in all areas of the dental anatomy.

The new system captures images that are specifically created for each individual patient compared against traditional one layer and five layer systems.

Air Techniques diagnostic systems product manager Lindsay Viola said: "Ideal for orthodontic and general dentistry, the S-Pan Ceph produces the best possible images, automatically every time.

"Our goal is to improve daily workflows by designing digital products that enable quicker and easier diagnosis while benefiting your patient and practice."

In February this year, Air Techniques launched a new ProVecta HD Intraoral X-Ray System, which features a 0.4mm focal point for maximum image sharpness when compared with typical 0.7mm focal point of other X-Ray units.