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CS 8100

Carestream Dental

Consultants’ Comments

  • “One of the easiest machines to use.”
  • “Clear, crisp images.”
  • “The 2D+ feature is useful in determining the buccal-lingual relationship of objects in the images.”


The CS 8100 digital panoramic system is a compact x-ray unit and dental imaging software. The system can be installed on a stand-alone computer or integrated with the existing practice management software on a network via an ethernet connection. The unit is designed with transparent patient supports and face-to-face positioning for ease of alignment. The CS 8100 unit consists of a high frequency generator, the Active Pixel CMOS sensor, and vibration-free motion system with a 0.5 mm focal spot. The increased thickness of the focal trough offers greater tolerance for challenging anatomy or imperfect positioning in the anterior region. The dental imaging software offers a range of image options including standard panoramic images, segmented pans, TMJ, and maxillary sinus images. Additionally, the system is equipped with Carestream’s exclusive 2D+ program allowing clinicians to view seven buccal-lingual slices along the jaw. The CS 8100 was evaluated by 10 consultants in 207 uses. This digital panoramic system received a 99% clinical rating.

Equipment Features

The quality of panoramic images produced with the CS 8100 is outstanding. Consultants were unanimous in rating the clarity of images as excellent. Pre-set programs minimize user input and the chance for errors in exposure. Since the patient faces outward, positioning is done through face-to-face alignment with fixed markings on the unit. 

Clinical Tips

  • For best image quality, select the proper arch form and size based on the patient’s anatomy.