Planmeca Viso™ – presenting the next generation of CBCT imaging

Press release
20 March 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Introducing unique patient positioning, free FOV adjustments and intelligent patient movement correction, the new Planmeca Viso™ X-ray unit is the next step forward in the evolution of cone beam imaging. It will elevate expectations of what premium CBCT units are capable of.

Planmeca Viso

Planmeca Viso™ is a next generation CBCT unit that is capable of capturing outstanding images at a low patient dose even during longer working days. With high image quality, exceptional durability, and the Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging option, Planmeca Viso has all the qualities of a premium CBCT unit – and more.

The new unit introduces a renewed imaging workflow. From innovative patient positioning to intelligent FOV adjustments, Planmeca Viso elevates the imaging experience to an entirely new level.

Patient positioning is now done directly from the unit’s control panel utilising integrated cameras and a live video view. The operator of the unit can see the patient live from the control panel screen for flexible and exact positioning.

This new innovation also allows users to do FOV adjustments directly from the live control panel view. The process is straightforward and easy to comprehend as the volume can be placed freely and its appropriate size determined. The control panel of the unit can also be accessed directly from the imaging workstation.

There will be no need for retakes as the new iterative Planmeca CALM™ algorithm for patient movement correction ensures successful results every time. It is excellent when imaging more lively patients and can be selected either preventively before imaging or afterwards to achieve reliable results. Planmeca Viso’s new imaging arm design also provides increased patient space and shorter acquisition times.

With a large 25x30 cm flat panel sensor, single scans covering the entire maxillofacial area can now be acquired without the need for stitching.

Additionally, the new unit introduces a new way of capturing three-dimensional Planmeca ProFace® facial photos. Equipped with a new head support and four integrated cameras aimed at the patient from different directions, ProFace photos cover a larger area than before with enhanced image quality.

“When we started this project, our goal was to create a CBCT unit that would offer a fluent workflow and adaptability for different patient sizes and indications – not to mention uncompromised image quality even at the lowest doses,” stated Timo Müller, Vice President of Planmeca’s X-ray division. “I am happy to say that we have achieved this goal and in fact exceeded it.”

For more information, please contact:
Timo Müller, Vice President
X-ray division, Planmeca Oy
Tel. +358 20 779 5550
Email: timo.muller@planmeca.com

Planmeca Oy and Planmeca Group
Planmeca Oy is one of the world's leading dental equipment manufacturers with a product range covering digital dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices and comprehensive software solutions. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca’s products are distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. With a strong commitment to pioneering innovations and design, it is the largest privately held company in its field. Planmeca Oy is part of the Finnish Planmeca Group, which operates in the field of health care technology.