Planmeca explains how it has solved the issue of patient movement during a CBCT scan using Planmeca CALM.
Patients are most definitely not statues. They are going to move.
With this in mind, Planmeca developed the algorithm Planmeca CALM (Corrective Algorithm for Latent Movement) so that patient movement during CBCT acquisition is no longer a reason for retakes.
Patient movement is the number one contributor to poor image quality. Some patients cannot remain stationary during a 3D X-ray scan – particularly children, individuals with special needs or elderly patients. This leads to re-scans with increased exposure to radiation and potential frustration for you and your patients.
Planmeca CALM CBCTs can analyse and compensate for slight movements and provide improved, diagnostic quality images. Working with all volume and voxel sizes, using CALM will add only 30-60 seconds to the overall reconstruction time and the algorithm can be applied both before the exposure and also after a scan is completed.
Ultra Low Dose
The innovative Planmeca Ultra Low Dose protocol available in all Planmeca 3D X-ray units also helps to reduce the effective patient dose in CBCT imaging significantly – without a statistical reduction in diagnostic image quality. At best this means lowering patient doses to levels below even that of traditional 2D panoramic imaging.
All voxel sizes and all imaging modes from normal to endodontic can use the Ultra Low Dose imaging protocol.
To learn more about Planmeca CALM and Ultra Low Dose imaging, contact us on free phone 0800 5200 330. You can also email [email protected]. Visit www.plandemo.co.uk to book your free mobile showroom visit from Plandemo.