Facad www.facad.com

Facad Features - an overview

  • Operating systems
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • The software also works on Mac computers running a Windows emulator, such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion.
  • Import of digital images
    • JPEG, TIFF, BMP, DICOM
    • Scanned x-ray films
    • Digital x-ray images
      • Cephalograms
      • Frontal x-rays
      • Panoramic x-rays
    • Facial photos
      • Lateral
      • Frontal
    • Cast models (2-D)
      • Photographed
      • Scanned models
    • Other images
    • Paste copied image data from the Windows desktop
  • Connection with software programs for digital x-ray imaging, patient management systems, or PACS, see list of software
  • Multiple language support
    • English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, and Slovenian.
  • Visual overview (with image thumbnails) and management of a patient's images, tracings, treatment plans, and superimpositions.
  • Image calibration
    • Real world calibration, using the system ruler in the x-ray image
    • Enter the resolution (mm/pixel) of the x-ray detector
    • Enter the DPI (dots per inch) resolution of a flatbed image scanner (for scanned x-ray film)
    • Compensation for x-ray enlargement factors
  • Image functions
    • Zoom
      • Enlarge/reduce in steps
      • Enlarge/reduce continuously
    • Brightness and contrast
      • Adjust brightness and contrast
      • Optimise brightness and contrast in a specific image area
    • Invert an image
    • Rotate an image 90°/180°, flip up side down, or mirror left/right
    • Free image rotation
  • Tracing
    • Place landmarks
      • A guided process with visual placement guide for landmarks
      • Automatic positioning of the mouse cursor
      • Place only the landmarks necessary for the chosen analysis
      • Adjust the position of landmarks
      • Place/adjust landmarks with high precision
    • Automatic placement of incisors
    • Place teeth using ready-made templates
    • Adjust the position, size and slope of teeth
    • Draw hard tissue (maxilla, mandible, and other anatomical structures) using ready-made templates
    • Adjust the hard tissue structures
    • Draw the soft tissue profile line using a template and automatic structure recognition
    • Adjust the soft tissue profile line
    • Trace on either right or left cephalograms.
    • Undo any actions easily, to correct for user mistakes
  • Cephalometric analysis
    • Predefined standard analyses
      • lateral analyses
      • frontal (PA) analyses
      • cast model analyses
    • Modify and custom-design your own analyses
    • Adjust norm intervals for selected measurements
    • Build your own analyses from a measurement library
    • Flexible graphic presentation of measurements, values, and cephalometric lines
  • Output
    • Print images, tracings, analysis results, and combined reports
    • Export images to image files
    • Save analysis results to text files
    • Copy images, tracings, and analysis results to the Windows clipboard
    • Export Facad patients to e.g. a memory stick
  • Treatment planning
    • Planned movement and rotation of teeth, maxilla, and mandible - with high precision, interactively or by entering numeric movement values
    • Immediate numeric presentation of planned movement
    • Immediate soft tissue prediction
    • Simulate effects from automatic rotation of the mandible
    • Split hard tissue segments
    • Simulate the use of distractors
    • Predicted photo as a result from treatment planning
    • Flexible model for soft tissue movements
    • Multiple planning suggestions
  • Superimposition
    • Superimpose a lateral x-ray with a profile photo with see-through effect
    • Superimpose two x-ray images with see-through effect
    • Superimpose 2-5 tracings simultaneously
    • Present analysis values from all superimposed tracings simultaneously
    • Superimpose tracings before/during/after treatment
    • Superimpose tracings during growth
    • Superimpose a treatment plan with a post-treatment tracing, i.e. compare a treatment plan with the actual result
    • Measure differences (distances) between tracings in a superimposition
    • Several methods for alignment of included tracings:
      • Fixate tracings at a reference marker, rotation by a reference line
      • Best match using 2 or more reference markers
      • Manual alignment, use anatomical structures
      • Perform the ”Structural Method” by prof. Arne Björk (with implant lines)
  • Documentation in PDF format
    • Complete Reference Manual
    • User's Guide in several languages
    • Well documented standard analyses
    • Measurement library documentation
    • Release Notes
  • On-line update to new software versions
  • Activity logging (optional)
    • Who has accessed which patients and images, where (from which computer) and when (time stamp)?