Planmecca 3D Smart Pan

ProMax 3D

3D Focusing on our clinical needs

   The 3D ø8 x 8 cm image size is optimal for most diagnostic applications that require the whole dentition, mandible, and maxilla in the same volume. ProMax 3D also provides TMJ studies for true and accurate evaluations of the joint arthritides, condylar morphology, and the condyle-fossa relationship. The ø8 x 5 cm volume can be used for single views of the mandible or maxilla, lowering the radiation by almost 40%. The small ø4 x 5 cm volume is intended for molar area studies or planning 3rd molar extractions. The volumes can also be stitched together to generate an image up to 14.4 cm x 10. 5 cm x 8 cm horizontally and 8 cm x 8 cm x 13 cm vertically.

Standard 3D volume sizes without stitching

8 x 8 cm 4 x 8 cm 8 x 5 cm 4 x 5 cm




All of our 2D/3D Imaging needs in ONE Flat Panel Sensor
(9 selectable layers from 1 panoramic exposure)

Now Dr. Dan can acquire 2D and 3D imaging needs with the added convenience of using only one sensor.  This exclusive feature creates 9 selectable layers with a 1 mm shift from 1 panoramic exposure. The user can browse through these 9 layers and select one or several images they prefer. This technology reduces the risk of patient positioning errors during panoramic exposures
• Panoramic images are taken with the same flat panel sensor as the 3D images

• Algorithm calculates nine different panoramic layers with a 1 mm shift

• The user can browse between the layers in Romexis Imaging Software

Multiple Modalities


PLANMECA ProMax 3D equipment for all maxillofacial imaging. Volume sizes ranging from the smallest special cases to large field of views are available. The intelligent and multi-purpose X-ray units are designed to obtain complete information on patient anatomy in the minutest detail.

The 3D ø8 x 8 cm imaging sensor covers the whole dentition area, giving a clear view of the mandible and maxilla. It is the optimal imaging solution for orthodontic, TMJ, and sinus studies. The 3Ds ø5 x 8 cm volume is perfect for periodontal work, implant cases, or small areas of interest. Both units provide 3D imaging, an optional 2D SmartPan, and optional cephalometric imaging, as well as advanced imaging software tools to comply with every possible need in dental radiology.

   Superior 2D imaging modalities from the ProMax 3D

Although there is great interest in CBVT technology, 80% of diagnosis is done through traditional 2D imaging. For this, the PLANMECA ProMax platform offers the largest range of 2D imaging programs. 2D Imaging Programs
(with Dimax3 2D sensor
• 4 panoramic programs including
a true bitewing program
• 7 TMJ programs
• 6 sinus programs
• Optional cephalometric programs

The PLANMECA ProMax 3D CBVT X-ray is one of the few 3D systems to offer true 2D panoramics and Cephalometrics, eliminating the need for multiple imaging units. 




  Reducing radiation to the patient.

PLANMECA ProMax 3D meets the needs of modern surgical dentistry and supplies clear dependable imaging in a three-dimensional format with limited patient dose. The precise free-flowing arm movements allow for a wide variety of imaging programs not possible with other X-ray units with fixed rotations. During the scan, each image is generated using a short X-ray pulse instead of continuous radiation. The total rotation time is 18 seconds for one volume, but the actual exposure time is only 2.8 seconds with the smallest size volume.

The flat panel sensor produces accurate, distortion-free images for 3D reconstruction. Unlike image intensifier sensors that use old vacuum tube technology and multi-step focusing, flat panels use single step image readouts with no geometric distortion or loss of sensitivity, and therefore no need for frequent calibration. The volumes are processed by computer software into one cylindrical image for viewing. The reconstructed image volume consists of more than 100 million voxels, producing a very detailed high-resolution image. These voxels are isotropic, enabling accurate 1:1 measurements and ensuring geometric proportion and consistency throughout the image.

Dr. Daniel de la Torre
is a member of the American Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO), the American Association for Functional Orthodontics (AAFO) and the American Orthodontic Society