Planmeca ProMax 3D Cone Beam
Safer 3D Panoramic Imaging
Dr. Hany Attia is committed to offering our patients the safest and most advanced treatment options, which is why we use cone beam technology for our advanced 3D radiography imaging. This technology provides high-quality images with the lowest dose radiation available for patient safety, in addition to fully featured treatment planning software.
The dental cone beam has become industry standard technology, and our unit, made by Planmeca, is one of the pioneers—winning numerous awards and accolades from educators, evaluators and dental publications. The Planmeca ProMax® 3D has been the best cone beam CT scanner for several years running, which is why we choose to use it at our private practice.
How 3D Imaging Works
The Planmeca ProMax 3D is an x-ray system that uses a cone beam (which is merely an x-ray beam shaped like a cone) to move around a patient’s head and mouth area, which produces a large number of high-quality images so the doctors can see the required areas needed for treatment in great detail. This enables them to provide every single patient with the best course of treatment. The result is a single scan that shows a 3D image of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone.
This 3D image provides clear and precise data on exact tooth positions and their relationship to mouth anatomy. Combined with the Planmeca ProMax 3D’s flexible planning and treatment tools, Dr. Attia can gain an improved understanding of patients’ conditions—allowing them to determine the most effective and least-invasive treatment plan.
This 3D treatment planning has several advantages over conventional 2D x-ray images, which were often distorted and had magnification errors. With Planmeca ProMax 3D, the images are 100% accurate and without distortion. For the imaging sciences, moving from 2D x-rays to 3D x-rays was like going from analog to digital.
Benefits of the Planmeca ProMax 3D
The Planmeca ProMax 3D offers numerous benefits—primarily related to patient health, comfort and safety.
These benefits include:
Extremely low-dose radiation for patient safety. The Planmeca ProMax 3D QuickScan gives high resolution 3D panoramic images at a radiation dose that is comparable to a 2D panoramic image. This makes it safe to use on both children and adults. No radiation remains in the body after use, and there are no side effects.
Fast scans. A complete scan takes less than 10 seconds but provides comprehensive and high-quality images. The images can be shown to patients immediately and sent to referring dentists and physicians.
Painless and non-invasive. Patients sit in the Planmeca ProMax 3D unit on the padded chair while resting their jaw on a chin rest. The unit revolves around the patient to complete the scan. There is no need to “bite down” on x-ray film.
Open environment. The Planmeca ProMax 3D unit provides an open environment and plenty of space so patients will not feel claustrophobic.