Ice Hockey World Championship 2012 in Helsinki uses advanced medical and dental equipment from Planmeca Group

Press release

Planmeca Group participates in organizing the World Championships in Ice Hockey this spring by providing a Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner and Planmeca Compact i dental care unit for the on-site emergency room at Helsinki Arena.

The Planmed Verity extremity scanner is an all new approach to orthopedic imaging that helps to detect the often missed fractures in the extremities. Planmed Verity acquires an accurate 3D image with a lower radiation dose than traditional CTs. Thanks to its anatomy-specific design, Planmed Verity also offers a unique new application: weight-bearing imaging. Planmed Verity has been designed and manufactured by Planmed Oy in Helsinki, Finland.

”Extremity injuries are typical in ice-hockey. Planmed Verity is well-suited for this type of imaging as it has been designed to acquire a 3D image of the entire area at once. The pulsed X-ray technique also helps to keep the radiation dose low”, says Dr. Markku Tuominen, Head Physician for the Finnish National Ice Hockey Team.

The Planmeca Compact i dental unit is designed to support the workflow of the whole dental team. The full digital unit is ergonomic for the dentist and convenient for the patient while conforming even to the strictest safety and infection control regulations. Over 25,000 Planmeca Compact i units have been sold worldwide. At the Ice Hockey World Championships, the dental unit will help in diagnosing dental injuries and giving first-aid treatment.

Planmeca Group
Planmeca Oy and Planmed Oy belong to Planmeca Group, the Finnish group of companies operating globally within the field of dental and medical equipment. The estimated turnover for the Group for 2012 is 750 million euro. The Group personnel amounts to circa 2,400 employees. The headquarters, along with R&D, marketing and export sales functions as well as the majority of production, are located in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 1971, Planmeca Oy designs and manufactures dental care units and dental imaging equipment as well as related software. It is the largest privately-owned company in its field. Planmed Oy designs and manufactures imaging equipment and accessories for mammography and orthopedic imaging. |

2012 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
The Ice Hockey World Championships, organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), will take place 4–20 May 2012 in Finland and Sweden. The participating national teams come from 16 countries and three continents.