Panoura 18S – The Best Dental Panoramic X-Ray Machine for Your Money

The Panoura 18S Dental Panoramic X-Ray Machine: for Dental Professionals who want to maximize the information from their panoramic x-rays, and DESPISE retakes.

Here’s how it compares…

Industry-leading image quality results in better patient outcomes because the dental professional can make better decisions with less risk. It leads to reduced procedure time because there are no surprises. Clearer images that the patient can understand also means less time convincing the patient of the diagnosis and more time discussing treatment options.

A dental panoramic x-ray machine is a critical tool for dental professionals to help them perform a wide array of dentistry exams including general dentistry, third molar evaluation, pediatric and bitewing exams.

The Panoura 18S dental panoramic x-ray and dental pan ceph systems have a proven track record as a workhorse that delivers day in and day out for years. The workflow will be seamless regardless of what practice management system you are using, and all members of your staff will be fully confident using the tools so they can focus their attention on patients not devices.

Most importantly, you will have a team in your corner every step of the way to help your staff navigate changing technology, avoid pitfalls, and make the most of your imaging investments.

Take a Tour of the Panoura 18S Panoramic Dental X-Ray Machine


Watch video of Dr. Galletto sharing his experience with ImageWorks customer support with his Panoura 18S pan ceph system.

Watch video of Dr. Rogish discuss his experience with the Panoura 18S panoramic x-ray from Imageworks

Watch video of Dr. Kartik Antani explaining how the Panoura 18S panoramic x-ray is helping his practice

“These images are awesome”

–Dr. Mark Sheklian, Manasquan, NJ

What’s so great about a Direct Conversion Sensor?

Most Panoramic CMOS sensors use lower-cost materials that are less sensitive to x-ray. Therefore, these sensors must convert x-ray to light before converting to a digital signal. This can result in image blurriness because the extra conversion step can cause the radiation to “fan out” and inadvertently trigger surrounding pixels. The Panoura 18S utilizes a Direct Conversion (sometimes referred to as “Cadmium Telluride”) sensor that converts x-ray directly to digital, which contributes to a much sharper image.



Better detail, higher confidence, no retakes



Every scan captures over 50 different panoramic layers!

With most panoramic x-ray units, the arch of the patient needs to be exactly where the machine wants: along the path where the beam is focused. 

  • If positioning is not precise, a poor image can result.
  • If the patient shifts slightly during the time the operator walks out to initiate the scan, a poor image can result.
  • If the patient’s arch doesn’t match the trajectory of the scan, certain anatomy may not be in focus.  
  • The emergence profile of the anteriors could make it difficult to capture both mandibular and maxillary apices clearly in the panoramic scan.

The Panoura 18S also has Multi-Focal Plane capture capability.  This means that every scan captures many layers both forward and backward.  This creates a wide “envelope” where much more data is captured around where the patient is positioned.




Great images even if your staff’s technique is less than perfect!

Read Article:  Why Can’t I see the Anterior Apices in My Panoramic?

Read Article: Important Overlooked Questions When Buying a Dental Pan Ceph Machine

Not only Bitewings, but an entire FMX!

  • Vertical bitewing feature as well as FMX Clipping feature creates 18 intraoral-sized images clipped from the pan with one click.

  • Ideal tool for patients who won’t tolerate traditional PAs

  • Instead of taking 18 individual images with an intraoral X-Ray, they can all be generated at once in 14 seconds.






See the FMX Clipping In Action!

Support and Expertise to help you thrive!

  • We’ve deployed thousands of dental imaging solutions across over 30 years.  Whether it’s a technology challenge, or a clinical challenge, our team has seen it all.  You will have all that expertise on your team.

  • Integration is always a key question – because everything has to work well together.  Our system is open source, so it is seamless with most other dental systems.  In addition, our team has worked with almost every other software and hardware under the sun – so we can also help configure to your staff’s unique needs.

  • We focus on three things:  Great Images, Great Pricing, and No Issues.


For Health Clinics and Medical Centers:  Dramatic expansion in your capabilities

  • Preoperative Surgical Evaluation

  • Trauma assessment

  • Emergency patients with severe dental pain or infection

  • Dental surgery


Some of the esteemed organizations relying on ImageWorks:

Read Article: The Number One Challenge When Adding a Dental Panoramic X-Ray to a Hospital or Urgent Care Clinic

See what our Customers are Saying

I just purchased the Panoura 18S from ImageWorks and absolutely love it. The image quality is fantastic, and the image can actually be improved post capture with their software (Focal trough can be altered). I highly recommend it.Dr. Craig. Smith, Dallas, TX

I am constantly complimented by other dentists on the quality of our radiographs. Scott Nawy DDS, MS, Timonium, MD

A very elegant solution for a full mouth series with a simple extra oral scan. Dr. Salim Shafi, Phoenix, AZ

We are very happy with our Pan/Ceph unit. The images are excellent. We have had a bit of staff turnover since acquiring the machine but everyone seems to learn how to use it quickly. Dr. Alan R. Heller, DDS, MS, Baltimore, MD

Your customer service is simply outstanding!! Dr. Patricia Bobadilla, Miami, FL


Read Article: Gordon Christensen Report showing how the Panoura 18S Compares


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The Panoura 18S and its Direct Conversion Sensor will contribute to your practice like no other panoramic x-ray. 

If you would like to have

  • Enormous new diagnostic information unlocked and at your fingertips

  • All members of your staff fully confident using the tools so they can focus their attention on patients not devices

  • Full confidence that you have a diligent and experienced support team in your corner to help you succeed

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