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Family Of Calibrated Stereometric Cameras For Direct Intraoral Use
Author(s): Sean Curry; Francis Moffitt; Douglas Symes; Sheldon Baumrind
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Paper Abstract

In order to study empirically the relative efficiencies of different types of orthodontic appliances in repositioning teeth in vivo, we have designed and constructed a pair of fixed-focus, normal case, fully-calibrated stereometric cameras. One is used to obtain stereo photography of single teeth, at a scale of approximately 2:1, and the other is designed for stereo imaging of the entire dentition, study casts, facial structures, and other related objects at a scale of approximately 1:8. Twin lenses simultaneously expose adjacent frames on a single roll of 70 mm film. Physical flatness of the film is ensured by the use of a spring-loaded metal pressure plate. The film is forced against a 3/16" optical glass plate upon which is etched an array of 16 fiducial marks which divide the film format into 9 rectangular regions. Using this approach, it has been possible to produce photographs which are undistorted for qualitative viewing and from which quantitative data can be acquired by direct digitization of conventional photographic enlargements. We are in the process of designing additional members of this family of cameras. All calibration and data acquisition and analysis techniques previously developed will be directly applicable to these new cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0361, Biostereometrics '82, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.965992
Show Author Affiliations
Sean Curry, University of California at Berkeley (United States)
Francis Moffitt, University of California at Berkeley (United States)
Douglas Symes, University of California at San Francisco (United States)
Sheldon Baumrind, University of California at San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0361:
Biostereometrics '82
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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