A REPLACEMENT X-RAY CONE TOTO REDUCE DENTAL X-RAY DOSAGE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16526
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5761 N Alton, Indianapolis, IN, 46208
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steinhoff, Fredrick
 Principal Investigator
 (317) 293-8260
Business Contact
 1 R43 DE10010-01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF OUR PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP THE REPLACEMENT X-RAY CONE (RXC) SO THAT IT WILL BECOME THE X-RAY CONE OF CHOICE IN DENTAL OFFICES. THE RXC GIVES A LCD DISPLAY OF THE X-RAY FILM IN THE PATIENT'S MOUTH, THEREBY PERMITTING A RAPID ALIGNMENT OF THE X-RAY CONE WITH THE CENTER OF THE FILM. WITH THE ASSURED ALIGNMENT THE BEAM CROSS SECTION CAN BE COLLIMATED TO THE DIMENSIONS OF THE FILM. IN CONTRAST, THE STANDARD X-RAY CONE HAS A CROSS- SECTIONAL AREA 3 TO 4 TIMES THE FILM AREA. THIS GIVES THE PATIENT 3 TO 4 TIMES THE X-RAY DOSE NECESSARY FOR A FILM EXPOSURE. THE RXC IS ALSO DESIGNED SO THAT AN X-RAY CAN ONLY BE TAKEN WHEN THERE IS ALIGNMENT, THEREBY PREVENTING THE OCCURRENCE OF CONE CUTTING.

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