DPS stands for “Dental Planning Software”. The 360dps has been in the market for 9 years now. Through these years, 360imaging’s software has evolved and has been providing the digital dentistry world with constantly updated features based on the experience of dental implant experts worldwide.
The 360dps has started at version 1.0.0 and now we’re on version 16.0.0. New sleeves, implant systems, and drilling protocols are constantly being added to the 360dps library, notifying our users of all the new updates once they’re released.
Clicking the icon of the 360dps software on your home screen launches the software. The software’s home screen is shown below.
How do I start editing my cases?
On the left side of the screen, you can find a list of all the patients found on this computer. If you click any of the patients’ names, the patient’s “Planning Card” is shown, labeled in the picture below.
The acquisition date is the date when the scan was acquired.
You can click on “Copy” on the patient’s planning card, to avoid editing the original one. On the original card, the date on which this patient’s scans were received is shown at the top of the card and below it is a field that you can edit with any detail you’d like to add (illustrated in the picture below).
How do I import a case to the 360dps ™ software?
The 2 most used tabs on the 360dps homepage are “New Patient” and “Import Patient” (shown below)
The “New Patient” tab is used to import any new DICOM files sent to you either by the patient or by a doctor.
The “Import Patient” tab, on the other hand, is used to import a .dps file which is usually sent by someone who already started a case on the 360dps software and has sent it to you.
How to use the “New Patient” tab?
Clicking on “New Patient” opens the importing window shown below, where you need to click on “Import” to start uploading the DICOM files.
Clicking on “Import” opens the next window from which you must select the DICOM files that you need to upload.
We recommend that the DICOM files be sent to you (or uploaded) as multiple DICOM files instead of a single DICOM. Although the 360dps ™ can read single DICOM files, some of these files can be corrupted and working on them could be a bit complicated.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you use multiple DICOMs.
Note: You don’t have to select all DICOM files in the above “Dicom Import Dialog”. All you need to do is select the folder then click on only one of the DICOM files and the software will group them for you.
What do I need to check before continuing with the uploaded scans?
After importing the DICOM files, you must make sure that the patient’s name in the scan is correct. Sometimes, the folder and the scan may have the same name but the DICOM files maybe someone else’s. The CT details are not editable in the next steps so you must make sure that you have the right DICOM files at this step otherwise you’d be working on a completely different case.
You can also check the slice thickness of the CT in this step. Slice thickness indicates the accuracy of the scan. In this picture, the slice thickness is found to be 0.3mm. This means that this CT machine captures details every 0.3mm increment. It is needless to say that the smaller the slice thickness, the more accurate the scan would be. The optimum slice thickness for digital planning is 0.3-0.6 mm (which is usually produced by most of the CBCT machines). Slice thickness smaller than 0.3mm will require the software to process a lot of unnecessary information.
Slice thickness from 0.6-0.9 mm is acceptable (although it is recommended to stay within the optimum range). However, any slice thickness above 1mm will require a retake with less slice thickness as its accuracy will be unreliable.
After making sure that all the patient’s details and scans match, you can proceed to the next step, which is Creating Bone 3D.
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