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Planmeca Romexis allows for the viewing and processing of all types of dental images with a single piece of software. (Photograph: Planmeca)

Planmeca Romexis: 800 users, 1.3 million patients, 30 million images

By Planmeca
August 30, 2019

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Dental care generates enormous amounts of patient data over time. A case in point is the public healthcare district of the Stockholm county council in Sweden, which serves approximately 2.3 million citizens spread across 26 municipalities. It is also the single largest Planmeca Romexis customer, housing a centralised Romexis database with dental images accessed by around 800 simultaneous users across the organisation.

One database—Millions of images

Planmeca’s history with the healthcare district of the Stockholm county council dates back to the 1990s with Planmeca Dimaxis, the imaging software platform that paved the way for Romexis. Since then, the district’s nearly 100 databases for patient images have been successfully migrated into a single centralised database, a solution enabled by Planmeca Romexis.

The council’s experience with Planmeca Dimaxis made introducing the centralised Romexis database fairly straightforward. Today, the single server contains more than 30 million images from the district’s 1.3 million dental patients, adding up to several terabytes of patient information, all on one Romexis database.

Customised image archiving and data management

In the south-west of Sweden lies the Västra Götaland regional council, the country’s second largest healthcare provider, which offers healthcare services to 1.7 million patients. Here, Planmeca has been instrumental in developing an image archiving and data management solution tailored to the needs of the district. Indeed, with services spanning nearly 250 locations, the regional council currently has one of the most extensive Planmeca Romexis implementations, and its system is integrated with a regional picture archiving and communications system (PACS).

The council’s custom solution consists of five regional Romexis servers and a third-party PACS. All images are acquired with an intra-oral sensor or phosphor plates and processed through Romexis. The images are then automatically stored to the PACS and, upon return visits, immediately retrieved by the regional Romexis server. The quick access enabled by this solution has helped to streamline workflows at the district’s dental clinics.

Multi-site image handling for public and private operators

From public healthcare districts, hospitals and dental schools to private practice chains, large-scale operators in the dental industry need secure, centralised and flexible access to large amounts of patient data. In the Nordic region, Planmeca’s Romexis platform has been picked up by both public health care service providers and universities, as well as private clinic chains.

The Romexis software platform enables the storage of all clinical images in a single database. In addition to allowing archiving of images from third-party devices as a dental PACS, Romexis supports multi-site solutions by connecting one master database to local databases. This enables fast data access and transfer that is ideal for large-scale dental clinics, hospitals and educational institutions around the world.

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Patient data comes in many shapes and sizes. Dental care involves handling not only large amounts of data but also different types of data, and this frequently necessitates different software and systems for each type. Whether it is a 2D radiograph, 3D image, digital impression or standard photograph, Planmeca Romexis allows for viewing and processing all types of dental images with a single piece of software.

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