Both intraoral and extraoral X-rays with digital technology are rapidly penetrating the market and replacing analog systems. Digital technology provides dental practitioners with numerous technological and operational efficiencies when operating X-ray systems. With digital technology, dentists are able to immediately upload and manipulate X-ray images using imaging software. This allows dentists to observe enhanced images of the X-rays and make more accurate diagnoses. Likewise, dentists are able to save a greater amount of time between patients, thereby increasing patient turnover. Furthermore, switching to digital technology helps to minimize the amount of radiation exposure to patients.

The full report suite on the U.S. market for dental imaging devices includes intraoral X-ray devices, extraoral X-ray devices and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners, with associated intraoral imaging consumables, including analog film and PSP plates.