Planmed, a trusted leader in mammography and orthopedic imaging solutions, introduces a new maxillofacial imaging option to its breakthrough Planmed Verity® CBCT extremity scanner. Maxillofacial imaging option MaxScan™, CE-approved in December 2013, provides wider applications with a single imaging system.
In addition to extremities, also jaw, teeth, maxillofacial area, sinuses, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), orbits and airways can now be studied with Planmed Verity. The benefits of the scanner include low imaging dose, high image quality and superb patient comfort.
Superior image quality with low patient dose
“We are proud to introduce maxillofacial imaging option MaxScan to Planmed Verity. Being an add-on, MaxScan provides a cost-effective solution for maxillofacial imaging. One of the biggest competitive assets of this new modality is its low patient dose. It is therefore an excellent addition especially for sinus imaging”, says Mr Vesa Mattila, Managing Director of Planmed Oy. “MaxScan is also a very practical tool for trauma imaging. Complex fractures are easily visualised in the 3D data.”
Isotropic resolution of 200 μm, combined with advanced image enhancement algorithms, shows even the tiniest bone structures clearly. The 3D information provided by MaxScan is significantly more informative than that of traditional X-ray or Multi Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT) devices with larger, non-isotropic voxels.
Patient comfort with open design
MaxScan imaging option of Planmed Verity is designed to provide maximum patient comfort.
“Performing e.g. a sinus scan with a traditional medical CT unit can be uncomfortable for the patient. Planmed Verity solves this problem by providing a very convenient sitting position, where the open gantry design reduces anxiety. The lean-in type positioning also makes maxillofacial imaging a fast procedure”, Mr Mattila says.
Compact, stand-alone and mobile Planmed Verity can fit into almost any existing X-ray room and can be easily sited even side by side with other imaging equipment. With adjustable, soft surfaced gantry and dedicated positioning trays Planmed Verity provides versatile patient positioning and optimized patient comfort.
Planmed Oy and the Planmeca Group
Planmed Oy develops, manufactures, and markets advanced imaging equipment and accessories for mammography and orthopedic imaging. Planmed's extensive mammography product range covers digital and analog units, stereotactic biopsy devices, and breast positioning systems for an early detection of breast cancer. Within the field of orthopedic 3D imaging, Planmed offers low-dose extremity CT imaging for quicker, easier and more accurate diagnosis at the point of care. Planmed Oy exports more than 98% of its production to more than 70 countries worldwide. The principal markets are in Europe, Japan, and Oceania, as well as in North and Latin America, where the company has considerable market shares.
Planmed Oy is part of the Finland-based Planmeca Group, which manufactures and markets advanced equipment for medical and dental fields. The Group employs approximately 2,650 professionals and the estimated turnover for the year 2014 is MEUR 800.