FROM THE PODIUM - ProMax 3D Mid
As an associate professor of radiology, diagnosis, and treatment planning at the University of Utah School of Dentistry, my students and I perform a higher number of CBCT scans than most general practices, and find the Planmeca ProMax 3D Mid able to handle the higher volume—day in and day out. It serves all of our 3D CBCT needs in a busy dental school, as well as our 2D extraoral radiograph imaging needs, including skull radiographs, panoramic imaging, and bitewing views.
Case in Point
The unit’s adjustable volume sizes, ranging from 34 × 42 mm to 16 × 16 cm, allow us to optimize the imaging area according to the clinical application. It is the only imaging system I know of that has 3-axis movement capability in the imaging arm. This makes it possible to more accurately customize tube head and sensor tracking to each patient and radiographic view—resulting in both better quality and more diagnostic imaging.
Also, because we can take panoramic and extraoral bitewing images on this CBCT machine, we use it to handle overflow during patient screenings when our Planmeca ProMax 2D S3 panoramic is in use.