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Planmeca ProMax® 3D Plus - a new member to the Planmeca ProMax 3D X-ray unit family

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Planmeca introduces a new product to the acknowledged Planmeca ProMax® 3D family. The Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus provides a wide selection of 3D volume sizes in addition to traditional 2D panoramic, extraoral bitewing and cephalometric imaging.

Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus offers the user a wide variety of volume sizes for applications requiring 3D imaging. The volume sizes range from 34x42 mm to 140x90 mm. This wide selection allows optimising the imaging area according to a specific diagnostic task - always complying with the best practices of dentistry and the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle to minimise radiation.

The new unit also offers a unique combination of three types of 3D data. The user can acquire a patient CBCT image, 3D face photo and 3D model scan (impression or plaster cast scan), which are combined in one software suite. A virtual patient is created for different clinical needs. Planmeca is the first to introduce this type of a concept, available for all Planmeca's 3D units.

Additionally, Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus introduces a new kind of panoramic imaging. The standard panoramic imaging program is optimised to expose only the tooth area, which reduces patient dose. Optionally, the temporomandibular joints can be captured with a program in which the TMJ imaging angles are adjusted like in regular TMJ programs. As a true all-in-one unit, Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus also offers cephalometric imaging either with a scanning or one-shot type cephalostat.

"Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus clearly demonstrates our best practices in imaging. It provides advanced visualisation of the patient's anatomy for a variety of diagnostics needs – never compromising the important principle of minimising the radiation dose when feasible," says Mr Timo Müller, Vice President of X-ray Division at Planmeca Oy.

Planmeca ProMax 3D Plus is based on the Planmeca ProMax 3D technology. The other products in Planmeca's 3D family are Planmeca ProMax 3D s, ideal for applications where a smaller field of view is sufficient, Planmeca ProMax 3D Classic for general 3D applications with a field size covering the mandible and maxilla, Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid with the widest range of imaging possibilities and Planmeca ProMax 3D Max including a variety of field sizes from a single tooth to the whole maxillofacial area.

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