Imaging firm awarded dental fluoroscopy patent

Real Time Imaging Technologies has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,430,563, "Dental Fluoroscopic Imaging System."

The patent covers the company's methods for providing a flat-panel detector comprising a gamma-rays or x-rays converter, a plate, a collector, a processing unit, and a transmitter suitable for 2D intraoral/extraoral and 3D extraoral dental fluoroscopy.

This technology enables dentists to use live video imaging to see anatomic structures during procedures such as dental implants and root canals, and enables static imaging with reduced dose radiation, the company noted in a press release.

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