CBVT System offers optimal volume size for 3D imaging.

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Combining 3D imaging, digital panoramic, digital cephalometric, and 3D photo in one system, Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid supports volume sizes from 34 x 42 mm to 16 x 16 cm, which allows optimizing imaging area according to specific task. Standard panoramic imaging program exposes only teeth area, minimizing patient dose. Optionally, temporomandibular joints can be imaged with program in which TMJ imaging angles can be adjusted.

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Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid - an Optimal Volume Size for Every 3D Imaging Application

Planmeca introduces a new product for the acknowledged Planmeca ProMax 3D concept. The Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid provides an extended selection of 3D volume sizes combined with traditional 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging.

Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid offers the user an optimal volume size for every application requiring 3D imaging; E.g. for endodontics requiring high resolution, implantology requiring images with a smaller Field of View, and for orthodontics requiring large image sizes. The volume sizes range from 34 x 42 mm to 16 x 16 cm. This wide selection of volume sizes allows optimising the imaging area according to specific diagnostic task - always complying with the best practices of dentistry and the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle to minimise radiation.

Additionally, the Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid offers new kind of panoramic imaging. The standard panoramic imaging program is optimised to expose only the teeth area reducing patient dose. Optionally, the temporomandibular joints can be imaged with a program in which the TMJ imaging angles can be adjusted like in regular TMJ programs.

"The Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid clearly demonstrates our best practices in imaging. It provides the most advanced visualisation of patient anatomies for a variety of diagnostics needs - never compromising the important principle of minimising the radiation dose when feasible," explains Mr Auvo Asikainen, Vice President of X-ray Division at Planmeca Oy.

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

Planmeca Oy

Planmeca Oy, established in 1971, designs and manufactures a full line of high technology dental equipment, including dental care units, panoramic and intraoral X-ray units, and digital imaging products. Planmeca Oy, the parent company of the Finnish Planmeca Group, is strongly committed to R&D. Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the field and the third largest dental equipment manufacturer in Europe.

98% of Planmeca's production is exported to over 100 countries. The company is well established on the US market and has considerable market shares in many European countries. The market share in Asia is also growing favourably. The Group estimated turnover for the year 2011 is approximately EUR 700 million with over 2,400 employees. www.planmeca.com

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