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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
16526
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Medical Electronics Consulting
5761 N Alton, Indianapolis, IN, 46208
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Steinhoff, Fredrick
Principal Investigator
(317) 293-8260
Business Contact:
1 R43 DE10010-01
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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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