Patient movement is the number one contributor to poor image quality. Some patients cannot remain stationary during a 3D x-ray scan—particularly children, individuals with special needs or elderly patients. This leads to re-scans, increased exposure to radiation and potential frustration for you and your patients. Planmeca CALM™ CBCTs can analyze and compensate for slight movements and provide improved, diagnostic quality images. It’s one and done for you and your patients. And that’s something that keeps everyone calm.
Virtually Artifact-Free Images | Assured Stability in Imaging | Minimizes Re-Scans
"Planmeca's CALM feature has been great. As an orthodontist we have a young patient population that does not always stay still. We love being able to take ultralow dose CBCT's on our patients to determine treatment plans, especially with the radiation being less than a 2D panoramic radiograph. In the past we would sometimes have a problem with patients moving and then the CBCT would be unreadable, since we have had the CALM feature, we have not needed to retake any CBCTs, which is great for us and for our patients."
Dr. Zachton Lowe - Simons and Lowe Orthodontics, Shoreline, WA
"Planmeca CALM has not only reduced the number of retakes in my office, but it has 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 any patient where movement might be an issue. Now my patients benefit not only from the 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 - SmileMaker Orthodontics, Madison TN
"I had a patient that came in with Parkinson’s Disease, this disease poses a problem for a CBCT machine due to tremors. With CALM Software (Correction Algorithm for Latent Movement), I was able to take an image that had little to no scatter which was impossible before."
Dr. Mike Moroni - Mirage Dental Associates, Castle Rock, CO
"In my office, many of our more complex procedures are performed with the patient under conscious sedation. This makes keeping them still during the capture of a 3D image set challenging. With the addition of CALM, our Planmeca ProMax Mid captures greatly improved image sets for the patients who are difficult to manage. The CALM program addition is a welcome improvement!"
Dr. Alex Touchstone - Touchstone Dentistry, Hattiesburg MS
"The CALM firmware upgrade by Planmeca has solved the problems of blurred images and retakes associated with movement when taking a CBCT that would otherwise diminish the image quality and limit the diagnostic capability of the practitioner. The difference that this feature provides in image quality is truly remarkable; specifically, when minor movements occur during the image acquisition. Planmeca's focus on technology and innovation to improve patient care was the driving force behind the development of the algorithm. The CALM enhancement has significantly reduced the need for retakes associated with movement in our practices."
Dr. Jack Fischer - Artistic Smiles Orthodontics, Memphis, TN