Owandy Krystal-X Easy
The Krystal-X Easy digital x-ray sensor includes both wired and wireless options.
Owandy Krystal-X Easy digital sensors, which have wired and wireless options, are manufactured with a technology that combines leaded fiber optic plates, a high-resolution CCD, and a new CSI scintillator screen. According to the manufacturer, this combination allows Krystal-X Easy sensors to acquire high-quality images at a low dose
Ease of Use
Six dentists participated in the evaluation of the Krystal-X Easy digital sensor. When they were asked about the importance of ease of use when purchasing a digital sensor, all 6 said it is very important. The evaluators were then asked to rate Krystal-X Easy sensors on ease of use. All of the evaluators rated the sensors as excellent to very good. One evaluator said, 'The system is easy to use for anyone who has a little computer use exposure.'
The evaluators rated the speed of the Krystal-X Easy sensor very highly'4 rated it as excellent and 2 rated it as very good. They all said speed is an important attribute to consider when purchasing a digital sensor. One evaluator said of the Krystal-X Easy sensor, 'The image acquiring speed is very fast.'
Image Quality and Diagnostic Capability
According to the manufacturer, the image area of the Krystal-X Easy sensor is optimized for its size. It can be used horizontally or vertically. The resolution of the images is greater than 20 lp/mm. In 'Paro' mode, the sensor provides a detailed image in 4096 shades of gray. In the 'Endo' mode, the Krystal-X creates a specially contrasted image that is useful, according to the manufacturer, for postoperative follow- up of endocanalar treatment.
When the evaluators were asked to rate the Krystal-X Easy sensor on image quality and diagnostic capability, 1 rated it as excellent and 5 rated it as very good. One evaluator said, 'Quality and capability can be easily refined, enlarged, and sharpened to enhance the quality and aid in diagnosis.'
Ease of Infection Control
Because it is made of a biocompatible polyamide, the Krystal-X Easy sensor is totally water resistant it is rated IPX7 for cold sterilization. In addition, the adapter between the connection cable and the body of the sensor is designed to resist mechanical damage as a result of frequent use and cleaning.
When the evaluators were asked to rate the sensor on ease of infection control, 3 rated it as excellent and 3 rated it as very good. One evaluator commented that 'the sensor's upkeep is easy using the standard barrier technique for each patient and regular wipe down after every use.'
Sensor Comfort and Patient Satisfaction
According to the manufacturer, the Krystal-X Easy sensor is compact and comfortable. Sensor comfort was rated as very important to all of the evaluators. When they were asked to rate the Krystal-X Easy sensor on comfort, 5 rated it as very good and 1 rated it as good. With regard to patient satisfaction, 2 evaluators reported that patients rated the sensor as excellent and 4 evaluators' patients rated it as very good. One evaluator said, 'Patients are very happy with the sensor. There is no waiting time for processing and images appear as soon as the x-rays are taken.' One evaluator said he wished 'the sensor was thinner to accommodate children's mouths.'
Five of the evaluators said that they would definitely recommend Krystal-X Easy digital sensors to their dental colleagues and 1 said he would probably recommend them. When asked if they would purchase the sensor in the future, 4 said definitely and 2 said probably. In addition, all of the evaluators said that the Krystal-X Easy sensors are much or somewhat better than similar sensors offered by other companies.
At the end of the evaluation, the dentists who participated were asked to give their overall satisfaction rating for the Krystal-X Easy sensors. One evaluator rated them as excellent, 4 rated them as very good, and 1 rated them as good. One evaluator said that his staff 'is very happy with the system, the initial learning curve is the only hurdle to overcome.' This same evaluator said that his purchase experience with the sensor was 'very pleasant and the support system during the training process was excellent.'