What is the radiation exposure for this new service?

Radiation varies based on scan fields chosen. The patient's anatomy is not exposed outside of the field of view. In addition, there are different scan times to control image resolution and dose to the patient. Your doctor will decide what is best for you.

Example of radiation exposure in uSv (Standard Radiation Units of Measure).

 

1. Orthodontics

Typical 2D study = 109 uSv

New I-Cat 3D study = 29 uSv

NOTE: 74% less radiation

 

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Will my insurance pay for this?
We are an imaging facility, and unlike your doctor’s office, we are not insurance providers; therefore, insurance companies do not pay us directly for services. It is for this reason that we ask that our services be paid for in full at the time of your visit. Your full payment of $250 per scan is due at the time of your appointment. We accept checks, cash, and credit cards. A detailed receipt will be provided to you should you want to submit a request for benefit reimbursement from your insurance carrier or FSA account.They will reimburse you directly for any services that they are willing to cover. Please contact your insurance carrier for coverage information.

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Do I have to schedule an appointment?
We ask that you please call our office at 313-882-2800 to schedule an appointment to help prevent long wait times both for you and other patients. We want to be able to give you our undivided attention when you come to visit us to ensure we can provide you and your doctor with the highest quality services possible. We will do our best to work with your schedule to make your visit as convenient as possible.

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Why is this imaging important?
X-rays, photographs and scans are an important part of your diagnosis and treatment. Whether you are receiving orthodontic, prosthodontic, or periodontal treatment, having a sleep study, ENT evaluation, or are considering implants or oral surgery, these records help your doctor to visualize parts of your anatomy that can’t be seen by the naked eye. The images will show a two or three dimensional view of the bones in the jaw and face, the roots of the teeth, and many other hard tissue structures. The photographs show soft tissue aspects of the patient’s anatomy that can’t be visualized in the x-rays. Together, they provide part of what your doctor needs to properly diagnose and treat you. These records, combined with your personal health history, study models, and your doctor’s expertise, help assure that you receive proper care and follow up.

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How is the cost of this procedure determined?
The cost of your visit will depend upon the images that your doctor has requested for you. There is a $250 per scan flat fee. When you call to schedule your appointment, be sure to read what your doctor specified on your referral slip to our staff. We will do our best to give you an accurate fee estimate based on the information you provide us with.


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