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Teledyne DALSA: better images at lower dose

Teledyne DALSA has developed cutting edge image sensor technology for dental radiography, including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), panoramic, cephalometric, and intra-oral dental imaging. Our sensors are designed specifically for X-ray applications, and offer significant advantages over traditional film or existing electronic imagers. 

Seeing is believing: compare these images of a compacted molar and see for yourself how much more detail and how much less noise Teledyne DALSA delivers, even at drastically reduced X-ray dosage.


Competitor Detectors

17.5 mR

64 mR

144 mR

39 mR
65.3 mR
86.7 mR
D (CR)
213 mR
E (film)
220 mR
Teledyne DALSA CMOS Dental Detector
Teledyne DALSA CMOS  64 mR dose

Competitor B  65.3 mR dose

Note the clearer, more detailed images from the Teledyne DALSA CMOS intra-oral detectors. Note also the detail in this impacted molar, highlighted in the Teledyne DALSA 64 mR image. Only two other detectors caught it, and both used far higher x-ray dose.

What makes us better

Our exceptional performance comes from our innovations in both hardware and software.


Seeing is believing. Click for an interactive line pair image comparisonThanks to exceptionally low electronic noise floors, our sensors deliver exceptionally wide dynamic range for image quiality that does not degrade at low doses. Teledyne DALSA's sophisticated architectures also prevents sensor saturation due to overexposure at higher doses. Teledyne DALSA's superior pixel designs simultaneously yield better resolution and better contrast for the highest diagnostic image quality available. This allows easier diagnosis and fewer re-takes.

Teledyne DALSA's CMOS focuses on Cone Beam CT, Intra-oral and frame based panoramic applications. Our TDI CCDs offer a new level in performance and value for panoramic and cephalometric applications. 

With radiation-hard pixel designs for longer device lifetime Teledyne DALSA's sensors will provide consistent image quality over the long term. With package encapsulation technology designed for harsh environments, our sensors willwithstand shocks and vibrations as well as repeated cleanings in the dental office.


Our algorithms reconstruct ideal images from tomographic slices Teledyne DALSA’s Xineos X-Ray Image Reconstruction Technology is a revolutionary new method of capturing sharp panoramic images, completely bypassing traditional limits. Instead of chasing a single focal plane, we take a tomographic approach. Using high speed frame-based CMOS detectors, we capture a 3D tomographic volume containing the entire clinically-relevant patient anatomy. From this tomographic stack we generate an ideal 2D panoramic projection, with unsurpassed sharpness across the entire image, regardless of patient alignment.

>> Learn more about our Xineos X-Ray Image Reconstruction Technology

CMOS Products for Dental Applications

  • Xineos-2022HR and Xineos-3030HR – 9” and 12” high resolution detectors with 99µm pixel pitch for advanced extra oral dental, clinical and scientific applications.
  • Xineos-1515 –High resolution detector with 99 pixel pitch, featuring a spacious square field of view. Embedded real-time image processing and seamless switchable saturation dose modes for combining high dynamic range and superior low dose detectability in a single detector to be used in dental and extremities imaging applications.
  • Xineos-1511 – new medium size detector featuring 99µm pixel size, offering excellent low dose diagnostic image quality, switchable saturation dose modes and embedded real-time image processing in a compact footprint. Designed specifically for use in cost effective 2-in-1 dental imaging systems, ideally suited to allow 3D and full 15cm panoramic scans using a single detector.
  • Xineos-1501 and Xineos-2301 – new ultrafast scanning detectors with 99µm pixel pitch, supporting switchable saturation dose modes and image readout in excess of 300fps readout at the native pixel resolution. Supporting both advanced frame based reconstruction on the host, as well as an on board Digital TDI mode to retrofit to existing panoramic and cephalometric scanning imaging systems.
  • Xineos-1313EO – designed for Medium Field of View (MFOV) Cone Beam CT applications.

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