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Study to increase the resolution and range of a light imaging system
Author(s): Abund Ottokar Wist; Steven Lynn Herr; Peter Moon; Panos P. Fatouros
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Paper Abstract

Collimated transillumination is a technique based on the observation that some of photons from a laser beam can traverse an entire tooth, and other tissues in an apparent straight light path and therefore make a shadow of any pathology on the receiver similar to x-rays. To observe the very weak, transmitted, unscattered light rays a special patented system has been developed using collimated, narrow light beams and a highly sensitive, post collimated receiver which rasterscans the entire sample. The image is then transferred to a film. To increase the sensitivity a high resolution mode (HR) has been added.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1984, Advanced Laser Dentistry, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207043
Show Author Affiliations
Abund Ottokar Wist, Medical College of Virginia (United States)
Steven Lynn Herr, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Peter Moon, School of Dentistry/Medical College of Virginia (United States)
Panos P. Fatouros, Medical College of Virginia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1984:
Advanced Laser Dentistry
Gregory B. Altshuler; Richard J. Blankenau; Harvey A. Wigdor, Editor(s)

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