As the first ever end-user solution for patient movement artefact correction in the dental industry, the Planmeca CALM™ algorithm not only saves time but also guards patients from unnecessary exposures.
Patient movement is among the most significant challenges to CBCT image quality. When a patient moves during imaging, it produces artefacts that affect the quality of the image. Planmeca CALM cancels the effects caused by patient movement and allows clinicians to succeed every time.
Planmeca CALM is available as an additional software update for all Planmeca 3D imaging units. It adds under 30 seconds to the overall reconstruction time and can be used with all volume and voxel sizes.
Planmeca CALM offers many advantages for dental imaging. The feature is particularly beneficial when imaging restless or livelier patients such as children, individuals with special needs or elderly patients. However, the algorithm can add value to any image by improving its quality.
”Planmeca CALM™ has not only reduced the number of retakes in my office but also improved the image quality of virtually every scan by eliminating minor patient movement.
This feature has proven to be a solid technological innovation that provides a great benefit to those imaging younger patients or, for that matter, in any situation where movement might be an issue.
Now my patients benefit not only from the Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ technology but also from a reduction in the number of retakes and movement artifacts. There also seems to be an overall improvement in image quality as a result of this feature.
Kudos to Planmeca for their innovative CALM technology."
- Dr. Jay Burton
Nashville, TN, United States