San Diego—April 21, 2017—Clarity, accuracy and speed are all attributes dentists prize. Utilizing machine-learning technology and artificial intelligence, a new Planmeca service offering has been announced designed to help the daily work of orthodontic practitioners worldwide.
During the 2017 AAO Annual Session, Planmeca and CephX Technologies LTD announced the launch of an automatic cephalometric tracing and analysis service for Planmeca Romexis® dental imaging software. Available soon, the service allows Planmeca’s Romexis® dental imaging software access to CephX’s intelligent AlgoCeph algorithm – a sophisticated application of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology based on thousands of manually traced cephalometric images, through a few simple clicks.
The integration of AlgoCeph into Planmeca Romexis® software dramatically streamlines orthodontic practitioners’ work. After image capturing in the software is completed, an automatic cephalometric analysis can be ordered with a few clicks and received in a matter of seconds.
The service can also be used online from a dedicated website which has been designed for Planmeca users who have yet to upgrade to the new Planmeca Romexis software version 4.6.
Tracings can be ordered online, or directly from Planmeca Romexis software
More than 50 analyses will be available for download within seconds
The cost is $30 per tracing, with a $10 per month access fee
“Machine learning technology has tremendous potential in the world of radiology,” states Ville Salonen, product manager, Planmeca Digital imaging and applications. “We are very excited to help our customers save time and focus on patient treatment by offering them access to such a pioneering service. The future of orthodontics is now just one click away!”
During the show, Salonen will be at the Planmeca booth (#3741) taking visitors through the service and demonstrating how the service greatly improves and speeds work flow when doing tracings.
Dentists and orthodontists who study skeletal relationships in the craniofacial complex commonly use cephalometric analysis. It also has many other uses such as predicting future changes, monitoring the success of ongoing treatment plans, evaluating a patient’s dentofacial proportions and assisting doctors in the recognition of abnormalities. For these reasons,cephalometric analysis is crucial when developing and evaluating proper treatment plans for patients.
The challenge has been to provide analyses in a reliable and cost-effective way as patient’s expectations increase and competition in the market grows. CephX’s AlgoCeph algorithm saves valuable time for practitioners, reduces human error and contributes to better efficiency and improved patient handling starting with their first appointment. Rather than spending valuable time on training, supporting and monitoring the work of others, practitioners can rely on sophisticated software drawing on one of the largest cephalometric databases in the world and focus on the value-generating throughput of patients.
“The world of orthodontics is evolving rapidly, as it provides patients continuous improvements in care,” says Daniel Abraham, chairman of CephX Technologies LTD. “Our first priority has always been to help practitioners focus on that – providing them with peace of mind regarding their cephalometric analyses.
This is also the main reason we have teamed up with Planmeca and incorporated AlgoCeph technology into the Planmeca Romexis software,” Abraham continues. “We are proud to be able to deliver what I believe is a substantial market revolution. We look forward to providing many more beneficial innovations in the near future based on this technology and cooperation.”