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Intra-Oral X-Ray Fluoroscopy With Image Intensifier And CCD. A new imagery for a new dentistry.
Author(s): D. Le Denmat; P. Bonifay; G. Bouchier; J. P. Camus; J. C. Roville
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Paper Abstract

At present, many dental acts involve operations carried out without visual monitoring, for example in mouth surgery or during the course of a dental root canal treatment. While this kind of operation is in progress, the dental surgeon is guided by his tactile sense alone. Only the traditional pre and post-operative radiographic examinations are possible. Waiting for a least ten minutes is the time required for these radiographs. This article describes a new material giving the dentist the means of a real time visual monitoring for the intervention being carried out. The device implemented in our laboratory is a dental fluoroscopy set with low level X-ray doses, small field, suitable resolution, and primarily usable for kinetic images acquisition. This dental fluoroscopic device consists of : - a special X-ray generator (low exposure and collimated flow), - a fiber optics bundle and its X-ray / visible converter, - an image intensifier associated to a charge coupled device (CCD), - and finally, a digital processing device for image treatment and display. A preliminary/ dosimetric study completes this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1090, Medical Imaging III: Image Formation, (1 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953219
Show Author Affiliations
D. Le Denmat, Rene Descartes University (France)
P. Bonifay, Rene Descartes University (France)
G. Bouchier, Rene Descartes University (France)
J. P. Camus, Rene Descartes University (France)
J. C. Roville, Rene Descartes University (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1090:
Medical Imaging III: Image Formation
Samuel J. Dwyer III; R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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