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Technology gives Merced doctor good look at the mouth
Merced Sun-Star

In only 14 seconds, Dr. Ajay Patel is able to get up to 200 images of a patient’s jaw. The Merced oral surgeon is able to perform that with a new three-dimensional cone-beam CT scan. With a two-dimensional CT scan, in contrast, he was only able to get one image. Patel said the equipment is becoming the standard for care in many big cities, but he and other oral surgeons are bringing it to Merced County.