Tools of the trade: Gendex GXS-700 digital X-ray


GXS-700by Dr Paul Rollason, Absolute Dental Care, Taringa, QLD


We used a different brand digital X-ray system for a number of years. It was a great system for its time but when one of the sensors failed, the new sensor was not compatible with the old unit.

So we swapped over to the Gendex GXS-700. The IT support people from Halas went to great lengths to get it up and running through our existing software program which was not the program that Gendex normally uses.

What’s good about it

The films are slightly smaller and have rounded corners. This makes them much easier to get in the patient’s mouth and much more comfortable for the patient. The rounded corners actually make such a massive difference, you have to wonder why they didn’t change them years ago.

It also has a USB connection rather than its own connection via a CAT6 cable back to a network. It plugs directly into the PC so it’s a little bit less cumbersome.

The images it produces are crystal clear thanks to the newer technology. When we decided to replace our old system, I was a bit apprehensive but Halas swore by the Gendex. I’m really glad we followed their advice.

What’s not so good

At the moment the sensor is rigid whereas some of the other phosphor plate digital systems have flexible sensors. But this is nit-picking. The phosphor plate still needs to be put into a processing machine to produce the image. I can have an image up on the screen in five seconds.

Where did you get it

Henry Schein Halas.


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