Release 3.5.0.R

2D module

Planmeca Clarify™ – New contrast enhancement filter for 2D X-ray images

The new Planmeca Clarify™ filter improves image depth and clarity of 2D X-ray images in an unprecedented way. The filter is adjustable.

There are different default values for all image types – panoramic, cephalometric and intraoral X-ray images – when applying the filter. The Planmeca Clarify filter can also be saved as default image enhancement for new images.

 

Without contrast enhancement

With Planmeca Clarify™ filter

Without contrast enhancement

With Planmeca Clarify™ filter

Without contrast enhancement

With Planmeca Clarify™ filter

3D module

Rendered panoramic views

Planmeca Romexis® can now render 3D panoramic views in any of the available 3D rendering styles. The rendering effect greatly improves the diagnostic value of the panoramic views and allows creating stunning panoramic visualisations. Combined with the panoramic Autofit and Autofocus tools, the possibility to render multiple panoramic views side by side brings added flexibility to this great visualisation tool. All rendered panoramic slices are generated from the same middle layer.

Plane navigation mode

A new Plane Navigation mode is now available in 3D Explorer module. Plane Navigation complements the old Volume Navigation mode. It allows navigation of the 3D volume by moving and rotating the orthogonal plane indicators (red, green, blue lines) in the MPR slices. This allows creation of arbitrary oblique slicing without moving the anatomy itself, which may feel more intuitive in certain situations. This offers a great tool for placing the intersection along the axis of a tooth and for rotating the planes in the Axial view, simultaneously observing the tooth’s anatomy in the Coronal and Sagittal views.

The navigation mode is toggled by the Move/Rotate button in the Adjust tool panel.

  • Plane navigation (new functionality, Move/Rotate disabled): Allows navigation by interacting with the orthogonal planes so that the volume remains static and the orthogonal planes are moved and rotated inside the volume.

Example of Plane Navigation in use. Note how the orthogonal planes (MPR slices) have been adjusted to match the anatomy (3D volume) being studied.

  • Volume navigation (old functionality, Move/Rotate enabled): Allows navigation by interacting with the 3D volume so that the volume is moved and rotated while the orthogonal planes remain at the right angles in the user interface.

Example of Volume Navigation in use. Note how the 3D volume (anatomy) has been moved and rotated to align with the MPR slices.

Deviation map improvement

It is now possible to view and label deviation measurement directly over the deviation map, hover the mouse over the map to view deviation and right-click to place a permanent measurement label. An option for deviation map pre-selection is now available in Fitting wizard.

CAD/CAM module

Importing and exporting a native CAD/CAM case

Now it is possible to import and export CAD/CAM cases in native Planmeca PlanCAD® format. With these features the user can send preparation, occlusion, buccal and restoration with all information such as the margin line, ICE view, etc. from one PlanCAD customer to another.

DDX cloud option

The DDX cloud service option can be added to Planmeca Romexis® CAD/CAM module from the Admin module.

Scan Only and Design Only buttons

Two new buttons have been added to Planmeca Romexis® CAD/­CAM module to allow more flexible utilisation of CAD/CAM licenses in the network.

  • Scan Only button. This button starts scanning without the possibility to design in the same session. In other words, this function reserves only one scanning license from Planmeca Romexis® server.
  • Open for Design Only button. This button starts designing of an existing case without the possibility to scan in the same session. In other words, this function reserves only one designing license from Planmeca Romexis server.

Planmeca Romexis® Cephalometric Analysis module

Updated Graphical User Interface

  • In the new GUI, the sub sections (Documents, Analysis, Superimpositions, VTO, Analysis Type) are located in the lower left corner of the screen.

Treatment timeline

  • New Documents section showing the patient’s orthodontic records
  • Orthodontic records can be arranged in treatment stages

VTO

  • Surgical simulation of orthodontic and orthognatic treatment (Visual Treatment Objective) by making predefined cuts, moving and rotating hard tissue elements
     
  • Superimposition of a lateral face photo and visualisation of soft tissue changes of the surgical simulation in a prediction image

Workflow example

1. Pre-treatment cephalometric analysis on cephalometric image

2. Surgical simulation (VTO) using the cephalometric analysis as a basis

3. Superimposition of lateral photograph on VTO

4. Prediction image of surgical simulation on lateral face photograph

Planmeca Romexis® Cloud

Contacts and search

It is now possible to maintain My Contacts list and to search for other Planmeca Online™ users. Use the Search Contacts fields to search for other users registered in Planmeca Online and who have accepted publishing their account in searches. After a successful search, Add to My Contacts can be used to permanently add the recipient to My Contacts list. These contacts will be shown under the Select Contact button when a new case is being sent to cloud. Please note that when you send a case to a new recipient, the recipient will be automatically added to My Contacts list.

Reverse charge send

It is now possible to send cloud cases by applying reverse charges so that the transferred data is counted towards the recipient’s transfer quota instead of the sender’s. This allows for example a radiology centre to absorb all costs incurred from transferring referrals, images and radiological reports.

Whether reverse charges are applied is always decided by the sender in each case by choosing between Send and Reverse Charge Send buttons in the Cloud Export dialogue. In order for Reverse Charge Send to become active, the recipient has to choose to accept reverse charges in Planmeca Online My Account management page.