Unique Ultra Low Dose

The ULD mode has proven to be an excellent way to lower patient doses while still maintaining high diagnostic value. Radiation protection guidelines vary in different parts of the world, but there is a global consensus, that a patient should not be exposed to unnecessary patient doses. According to the well-known ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle, imaging doses must be kept as low as reasonably achievable – patients must not be exposed to a higher dosage than needed to acquire images of sufficient diagnostic quality.

While it is always the clinician who decides the volume size and exposure values used, we can say that in general, it would be a good option to use the Planmeca ULD mode in the following cases:

  • Orthodontics
  • Postoperative and follow-up studies
  • Localisation of unerupted teeth
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) studies
  • Implant planning
  • ARA Artefact & Scatter Removal

    Artefact and Scatter Removal Algorithm. Artefact Removal tool reduces quantum noise resulting from scatter from artefacts.

  • 3D Model Scanning

    You can use all X-ray units in the Planmeca ProMax® 3D family to scan both impressions and plaster casts –an exciting feature that was an industry first for our CBCT units. And with our advanced Planmeca Romexis® software, the digitised models are available immediately and stored for later use.

  • Ultra Low Dose

    Most units offer an ultra-low dose however the diagnostic quality of the images can be questionable and limited clinical value.  The Planmeca offers low dose across all the range of resolutions for HD, Normal and Low.  There is no reason not to use low resolution on a Planmeca unit.  Most machines achieve this by dropping frames and data, Planmeca does not drop frames or data it uses a lower dosage with the same number of frames which results in a much higher quality image for low dose.

Pioneering Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ protocol. An even lower patient dose than in panoramic imaging

Planmeca ProMax® 3D units offer a unique Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging protocol, enabling CBCT imaging with an even lower effective patient dose than standard 2D panoramic imaging. This pioneering imaging protocol is based on intelligent 3D algorithms developed by Planmeca and offers a vast amount of detailed anatomical information at a very low patient dose.

Model Scanning

3D digital models are stored in the Planmeca Romexis® database in standard STL format, which reduces the need to make or maintain physical plaster casts.

The scanned 3D model can be superimposed on to CBCT data, creating a virtual patient and helping you with all your clinical and treatment planning needs. The combined data set provides an artefact-free model of your patient’s dentition including bone, crowns and soft tissue. This offers valuable new options for implant planning, surgical guide manufacturing, orthodontic purposes and orthognathic surgery.

CALM – New algorithm for patient movement correction

Planmeca is the first company in the dental industry to introduce motion artefact correction, Planmeca CALM™ (Correction Algorithm for Latent Movement), to end users. With this new algorithm, patient movement during CBCT acquisition is no longer a reason for retakes. Planmeca CALM™ will not only save time for clinicians but also guard patients against unnecessary exposures.

The algorithm works with all volume and voxel sizes. Using it will add only 30–60 seconds to the overall reconstruction time. Planmeca CALM can be applied after an image has been captured, but it can also be selected preventively before exposures. This ensures that volumes are automatically corrected already before they are accessed in the Planmeca Romexis® software.

Planmeca ProMax® 3D family Key features

Advanced technology:

  • Ideal resolutions and patient dose levels that always comply with the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle
  • Optimal volume size and location for every clinical need
  • Special imaging protocols for dental and ENT applications

Effortless use:

  • Effortless patient positioning and unmatched comfort
  • True all-in-one X-ray units not only for 3D imaging but 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging as well
  • Easy to use for a smooth workflow
  • Planmeca Romexis® software
  • Mac OS and Windows support

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User-friendly control panel

  • Clear and straightforward interface guides users smoothly through their work
  • Pre-programmed sites and exposure values for different image types and targets saves time and allows full focus on patients

Open patient positioning

  • Effortless positioning with open-face architecture
  • Unrestricted view of patients
  • Calm experience for patients – without claustrophobic feelings
  • Fine adjustment using positioning lasers and a joystick
  • Correct positioning verified with a scout image
  • Easy wheelchair accomodation with side-entry access