Accession Number:

AD0163577

Title:

Intraoral Minimal Radiation Fluoroscope.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-11-23

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A patent of a portable fluoroscopic unit which can be used intraorally or outside the body is described. The device comprises an X-ray source which generates a small number of short X-ray pulses, a curved fiber optic bundle with a phosphor deposited on the end intended for use within the oral cavity, an image intensifier, a television camera system, a video disc recorder, a television monitor, and synchronization means. An image is formed inside the mouth on the phosphor layer. This low-level image is then transmitted through the fiber optic bundle to an image intensifier. The amplified image is further amplified by the television camera system and is displayed on a monitor. A video recorder is used to freeze the image and retain a sufficient time for analysis without further X-ray exposure.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE