If you’re into technology—like I am—it’s always interesting to deconstruct a technology to better understand how it works. For this reason, I wanted to discuss the different components of an intraoral digital X-ray sensor and how they help you capture the digital images you need. Not all sensors contain the same parts, which is something to consider before making a sensor purchase. By buying a higher quality sensor for your practice, you can:
- optimize the signal-to-noise ratio leading to better contrast resolution and spatial resolution;
- properly disinfect the sensor, protecting against cross contamination; and
- ensure your sensor lasts longer, resulting in lower practice expenses.