Dental and orthopedic densitometry modeling system and method

  • US 6,381,301 B1
  • Filed: 12/01/1999
  • Issued: 04/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for tomographically modeling dental and orthopedic structure densitometry, which includes:

  • a) a controller with a microprocessor and a memory device connected to the microprocessor, said controller including means for storing a pre-existing tomographical dental/orthopedic densitometry model;

    b) an input device connected to the microprocessor;

    c) a positioning motor connected to the microprocessor and movable in response to from said microprocessor;

    d) X-ray equipment including an X-ray source and a detector array;

    e) conversion means for converting a signal from said detector array, said conversion means being connected to said detector array and to said microprocessor; and

    f) an output device connected to said microprocessor and adapted for receiving a tomographical densitometry model from said microprocessor.

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