Accession Number : AD0163577

Title :   Intraoral Minimal Radiation Fluoroscope.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Irwin,James W. ; Parker,William L. ; Savara,Bhim S.

Report Date : 23 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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.

Descriptors :   (*FLUOROSCOPES, *PATENTS), PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, MOUTH, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE