The iM3 DCT Unit provides TRUE affordable 3D imaging


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iM3’s DCT unit has been designed and engineered, both in terms of its hardware and software, to provide all the features veterinary practices require.


  • True 3D imaging for dentistry, extremities and exotics
  • The unit provides a scan and stitch feature for increased volume
  • High resolution – 0.1mm slice
  • CMOS provides a high level of visible soft tissue which you don’t usually get with CBCT
  • Scan time is approximately 27 seconds, and reconstruction time averages 1.5 minutes

The DCT is suitable for clinics involved in dentistry, exotic and/or extremity work. With the unit being shorter in length and width than a standard scanning table, it is easy to manoeuvre and store. Unlike other CBCT’s there is no expensive maintenance fee, and a routine yearly service, similar to an X-ray check is sufficient. A touchscreen PC is provided along with the smart software preinstalled so you are operational once your new DCT scanner is delivered.

iM3’s DCT unit



Rendering presets allow you to visualize unique anatomy not easily seen on standard X-rays, including the soft tissue profile and the airway canal.


The 3D panoramic replaces the need for a full mouth overview traditionally taken with 2D X-ray. By providing you with a full 3D model of the skull you are able to quickly identify root numbers, exposed furcations, resorbed roots, ankylosis and other pathology you may wish to examine further. It also provides an excellent visual aid when explaining dentition, pathology and treatments to your pet owners.


Build separate maxillary and mandibular arch splines, enabling the cross-sections to be viewed more effectively.


In order to stitch the volumes together we use a landmark base registration, then a volume registration. The software will automatically look at the voxhil value (3D pixel) and match up the scans so they align. You can toggle through to check the accuracy of the imposition.


Examine both internal and external tooth structures. Accurate working length measurements can be performed, calculating route and endodontic fouling in either 2D or 3D view. Create and export sliced data, summary data, 3D airway models or graphs.


Using a single CBCT scan and a simple digital photograph, create impressionless study models that represent the true patient anatomy.


Customise your preferred layout to visualize multiple cross-sectional slices, quickly create 2D and 3D workups, and automatically segment the condyle and fossa in 3D. Superimpose two scans to analyse existing asymmetries and accurately measure TMJ treatment changes over time.


Easily trace and accurately measure the properties of a patient’s airway and additional tools for data export and presentations. Ideal for brachycephalic dog breeds when discussing airway issues with pet owners.


  • Are involved in dental, exotic or/and extremity work
  • Do not have the space or budget to purchase a large full-body CT scanner
  • Want to limit the scan to the mouth of their patient rather than the whole head to reduce the dose
  • Specialists who require high-resolution results

Want to offer dentistry, extremity, or exotic work, and are interested in the capabilities of a true 3D over a virtual 3D? Call iM3 on the numbers below.

02 9420 5766

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