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Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films: Blazing Fast and Built to Last.
Quickly digitize dental X-ray films. Process multi-films in under 30 sec. 600 dpi optical res, 16-bit grayscale. Scans capture all details you need. Includes Smart-Scan, dental film templates, auto-crop. Space-saving design.
Boost your productivity.
Go digital. But do it accurately.
No more hunting in file cabinets for a misfiled record.
Why will you be glad you bought your Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films? Everything, it seems, is going digital. Yet, you have cabinets full of X-ray films. You can't just toss them out. Even if all of your patients got new X-rays to digital format, you need that history. And what if you don't have a new X-ray machine? Or you have existing X-ray to film machines that work just fine?
The solution to these kinds of problems is very simple. You buy a dental film digitizer. The Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films allows you to "do digital" without the expense of replacing perfectly good equipment. Even better, you don't have to maintain two systems. Digitize new films as you make them. Digitize your existing archives whenever.
You don't have to rush to digitize your archives. Use your dental x ray scanner on a schedule that works for you. No special skills are required. This scanner is easy to use. You have flexibility in who does the work and when.
A dental film digitizer is a good investment for any dental office that has X-ray film.
The Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films provides many advantages, such as these:
Time. Digitize multi-films in under 30 seconds.
Quality. The resolution exceeds what you normally find in this price range.
Filing accuracy. Permits quick previews of your images before saving.
Money. Increased efficiency means higher ROI on your existing resources.
Ease of use. Just press the tooth-shaped Smart button.
Connectivity. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface.
Portability. Send X-ray records over DCOM and similar systems.
With the Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films, you can go digital without the huge expense of changing over to digital X-ray machines.
The key features of the Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films are:
Easy to use.
Easy to clean.
Smart-Scan to auto-crop multi-films. Scan several films at a time. But crop and save selected images into individual files.
Customized templates to scan intraoral films.
Supports DICOM 3.0 and telemedicine with MiPAX-Dental.
600 dpi resolution.
16 bit grayscale.
Attractive styling. Looks like it belongs in a dental office.
11.7 in / 297 mm
11.8 in / 300 mm
4.3 in / 110 mm
19.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
The Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films handles both x-rays and paper records. It can scan these media types:
Transparent (e.g., X-ray films).
Reflective (e.g., photographs, paper documents).
The Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films is compatible with Windows systems; not with Mac.
Image Sensor Type
Optical: 600 dpi (42 um spot size, 12 lp/mm).
Hardware: Up to 600 x 1200 dpi.
Default: 300 dpi.
Film Scan Area: 8.5" x 4.5"(216 x 114.3 mm).
Reflective Scan Area: 8.5" x 5.5"(216 x 140 mm).
27 seconds @ 300 dpi, Size 2 (Scan 8 jobs).
Transparency 0.15D~3.20 D.
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0).
1 button (Scan).
Scanable Media Types
Supported File Types
TIF, BMP, JPG, PSD, PDF, GIF.
Supported Film Types
8.5" x 4.5"(215.9 x 114.3 mm).
Dimensions (L x W x H)
300 x 297 x 110 mm.
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg).
SFDA, BSMI, CB, CCC, CE, ETL, FCC, RoHS.
AC 100V ~ 240V. 47 ~ 63 Hz.
System Requirements PC
CD-ROM drive (for installing software).
2 GB RAM or more.
Pentium IV PC or higher with USB port.
Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7.
3 Film holders.
USB 2.0 cable.
Microtek ScanWizard Medi Smart.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films comes with hardware and software, not just the scanner itself.
Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer scanning unit.
3 film holders.
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) cable.
Microtek ScanWizard Medi Smart.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films has a 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program. 1-year toll-free technical phone support.
Want to know more about certain features of the Microtek Medi-1200 Dental Digitizer for Intraoral Films?
High-speed dental x-ray film digitizing. The Medi-1200 dental film digitizer can complete a scan in under 30 seconds.
Smart-Touching button to launch the digitizing function quickly and easily. This button even has a tooth shape.
Templates. The Medi-1200 has three kinds of dental film templates. These support five sizes of dental x-ray films. You can scan multiple films at one time, yet crop and save scanned images into individual files.
Smart-Scan function. Easily scan, crop, and save scanned images of multiple films into individual files.
High resolution. Up to 600 dpi optical resolution and 16-bit grayscale. That means impressive image quality.
Space-saving design. The small footprint of the Medi-1200 makes it clinic-friendly.
Supports DICOM 3.0 and telemedicine with MiPAX.
Tax note: The Internet does not mean tax-free. If your state charges a sales tax, your state requires you to pay them that tax. However, we collect taxes for sales to Kansas and California so you don't have to do that if you live in either state. We need to get the California rate after the sale, and will let you know the amount before charging your card for it. This is the same amount you would pay locally.
Sometimes, people who are used to a standard office scanner find a medical scanner a bit noisy. This article explains why that is and what to do about it.
First of all, rest assured there is nothing wrong with your medical scanner. It's FDA certified and the noise is taken into account for that certification. But why does it exist?
The noise is due to the metal gears that drive the light source along behind the glass. Similar to solid metal timing gears on race engines, they provide precision movement and long lifetime. These are medical grade scanners, not consumer grade. They don't use nylon gears that wear rapidly or a belt that can break, rendering your scanner useless. What you're hearing isn't noise. It's the sound of money in your pocket. You won't be replacing your scanner for a while.
Note also that the nylon gears (or belt) lack the rigidity needed to ensure precision movement of the light source during the scan. Metal gears give you that precision. Yes, your standard consumer grade scanner meets spec when it's new. But after those plastic parts wear and deform, it no longer does.
But how do you cope with the sound of the metal gears, if you find the noise irritating? The basic method is an enclosure, something we learned to use back in the days of dot matrix printers. Those were much noisier than these scanners, so you will find the enclosures easily solve the noise problem. You can find these enclosures at places like the Wellbeing Store, Ergonomic Home, and Dustshield (all have Websites). You just need one large enough to accomodate your scanner.
If the noise affects primarily areas adjacent to where the scanner is, you could try a partition (even a short one may be sufficient). This noise reduction method gave rise to the modern cubicle farm. You may also find that simply moving the scanner so there's something solid between it and those being annoyed solves the problem (it has a USB connection, and you can find some very long USB cables at any computer store). Or move something solid to a new location between the printer and those being annoyed, for example a filing cabinet or a stack of those stackable bins.
If the room the scanner is in does not need to maintain FDA certification:
You can try the old college student trick of using a cardboard box spray-painted black.
You could buy eggshell foam and tack it to the wall next to the scanner.
If you have a patient who's a carpenter and is willing to swap services, s/he can build you a plywood enclosure; it will have much more sound absorbency than a simple cardboard box.
If you treat children and the scanner is near where the patient areas, you can create a "wall" of stuffed animals.
Believe it or not, one reason we bought this was it looked so cute. That may sound trivial, but the atmosphere in a dental office means a lot. It can make you or break you.
We leave this out in the patient areas, and digitize their X-ray films with them right there. We can then e-mail them their X-rays. People love this. The unit is hygenic, otherwise we wouldn't be able provide this service to our patients.
The one thing I didn't realize until we went to use it is we can't get the big panoramic films to scan in one shot. They are slightly too big for the scanning bed.
Saved us a ton of money, 5.25.2013
Reviewer: Donna Miller (Charlotte, NC)
We'd like to go digital, but can't afford to buy or lease the new equipment. The thing is, we don't really need to have digital records of every x-ray. With this scanner, we can generate them upon demand from film. We're also digitizing selected new x-rays as we go.
Good scanner, but for smaller x-rays, 10.3.2012
Reviewer: Maggie Brown (Arlington, TX)
I realized after we got this that it won't do our larger films for example cephalometric. We don't have many of those that we want to digitize, so can't really justify the more expensive unit that does them.
This scanner handles over 90% of our x-ray digitizing needs. It's quick, which is great because time is at a premium in our office.
Once our films are digitized and we're completely converted over to the digital x-ray system, we can still use this for regular scanning of paper. That's a huge bonus, and this was a good purchase.
Good use of the practice's funds, 8.17.2012
Reviewer: Gina Woods (Cleveland, OH)
We are moving our offices early next year. The doctors who run this practice bought a digital x-ray system and we will go 100% digital sometime next year. Meanwhile, we're generating X-ray films and have all these existing records we don't want to have to box up and move.
There are four of us involved in digitizing our X-ray films. All of us have found this scanner easy to use. We have several other flatbed scanners (this is the only one that has a tooth on the cover) so we have some basis for comparison. It compares extremely well, that's for sure.
Something that never happens with the Medi-1200 is a dropped scan. That is, if we start a scan it completes. When working with a single scan, a dropped scan isn't a huge problem. But when you're on page 11 of a 12-page document and that happens, it's very frustrating.
One of the doctors told me this had been budgeted based upon the X-ray digitization work. But because it's so reliable, it will replace one of our other scanners when the X-ray conversion project is done.
Prior to going online to write this review, I thought this must be at least an $800 scanner because it's comparable in speed and resolution (and better in reliability) to another model that cost us $800. And it even scans X-rays. I was really surprised to see it's only half that much.