Medical imaging technology has advanced greatly in recent years, and two forms of imaging technology have emerged in the digital radiography field. At Suni Medical Imaging, we offer digital radiography devices that use CMOS technology and devices that use CCD technology.
- CMOS: Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology is used in active pixel sensors to capture images. CMOS sensors use little power and produce minimal heat, making them cost effective and reliable for medical imaging devices. The advantages of CMOS sensors are derived from their circuitry, which dissipates little power and is easily integrated with other forms of technology. Each pixel that is captured using a CMOS sensor has an individual charge-to-voltage conversion, enabling a sensor to perform with less supplemental circuitry. However, this requires more space on the sensor to be used for transistors so that less space is available to capture light. This can cause small amounts of distortion and noise to appear in images. Suni Medical Imaging’s SuniRay intraoral sensors take advantage of CMOS technology to provide reliable X-rays.
- CCD: Digital radiography machines that utilize charge-coupled device (CCD) technology are also very reliable. CCD technology differs from CMOS in that the electric charges associated with the every pixel in an image are sent through a limited amount of nodes to be converted to voltage, meaning that there is more space available to capture light and produce an accurate image. CCD technology tends to be more expensive than CMOS technology, but can produce higher-quality images. In addition, CCD sensors require larger amounts of power to operate, making them less efficient than CMOS sensors. The Dr. Suni Plus line of intraoral sensors provided by Suni Medical Imaging utilize CCD sensors.
Both CMOS and CCD sensors offer the ability to produce high-quality digital X-rays. The experts at Suni Medical Imaging can help you determine if the SuniRay or Dr. Suni Plus intraoral sensor is best for your dental office. To learn more, call Suni Medical Imaging today at (888) 550-3490.