The Evolution Of Dental Imaging
In the more than 100 years since Wilhelm Conrad Roentgendiscovered the X-ray, radiology has transformed itself from a scientific curiosity to a medical and dental necessity. The Gendex lineage can be traced back nearly to Roentgen himself, and continues today, with Gendex as a global leader in dental radiology and digital imaging.
Only a few years after Roentgen’s 1895 discovery, Victor Electric Company of Chicago, started manufacturing X-ray equipment for the medical and dental community and offered these products through its subsidiary, Victor X-ray Corporation. They soon developed a new kind of voltage stabilizer, which truly set them apart from the other companies that were in the industry at the time. This device yielded more consistent exposure that, in turn, translated into consistent X-rays. Moreover, the company offered this feature, this “new technology,” at no additional fee. In other words, they took the lead in manufacturing a better product while retaining an affordable price point.
In 1923, Victor Electric was acquired by the General Electric Company. Dental X-ray manufacturing was part of GE Medical. During the “GE years,” this division, played a critical role in the development of intraoral and panoramic imaging. Suffice to say, their Panelipse® became the early benchmark for panoramic performance.
The Gendex Corporation emerged as a new dental X-ray company as the result of GE dividing its medical and dental lines in 1983. Next in this legacy was the launch of the GXPan® and the GX-770™ intraoral, yet more benchmarks, followed by even more new and innovative products such as the AcuCam® camera, Orthoralix® 9000 and 9200 series of panoramic/cephalometric, DenOptix® PSP system, and VixWin™ imaging software.
In its recent history, the company introduced the award-winning Orthoralix® 8500 panoramic systems, and launched the Visualix® eHD intraoral sensors, as well as a one-of-a-kind system that utilizes 3D Cone Beam imaging technology, the GXCB-500®/GXCB-500 HD™. In 2010, Gendex released the GXS-700™, the latest advancement in digital intraoral sensors, to rave reviews. 2011 brought the most comprehensive launch in the company's history with three new products that cover multiple modalities, the modular GXDP-700™ pan-ceph-3D, GXDP-300™ panoramic, and GXPS-500™ PSP systems. Coinciding with these new products, the Experience Gendex mobile showroom began its year-long tour.
Gendex is now a part of the Danaher Corporation’s dental platform that provides clinicians with dentistry’s leading products and solutions. Given this long history, rich with innovation, it’s no wonder that Gendex is a global leader. Then as now, the goal remains the same: Deliver reliable, affordable, high-quality imaging solutions to dental professionals.