February 3, 2011
There are two basic means to acquire a digital image:
Image via Wikipedia
Direct: This is the fastest method to acquire an image and requires a specially coated electronic receptor, called a sensor, which records the image. The sensor is placed in the oral cavity in a similar manner as you would place a film packet. When exposed to x-radiation, the sensor converts the x-rays to an electronic form that is read by the computer almost immediately. Intraoral sensors are comparable in size to an intraoral film packet and may be wired or wireless. Wired sensors are connected to the computer via a fiberoptic cable and wireless sensors communicate with the computer via a radio frequency. (Currently only Schick Technologies sells a wireless sensor.)
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
read more >>