Fabrication and evaluation of dental endoscopic instruments using fiber-optic system

M. Fujimoto, S. Yoshii, C. Kitamura, S. Ikezawa, T. Ueda

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)


The entrance of a tooth root canal is very small to the naked eye, and in most cases, dentists operate blindly to perform the treatment using an instrument. Particularly, the observation of fractures near the root apex and collaterals of root canals is difficult even using the latest dental instrument. To solve these problems, we attempted to develop a novel dental endoscope. In this study, we developed micro image sensors that can be used for observation of root canals and evaluation of the image sensor visibility. Previous methods have only single line visibility; however, the new method enables evaluation of the sectional visibility in the screen area. Compared with commercially available image sensors, the new image sensor has more than two times higher sectional visibility. Hence, the most focusing area can be analyzed and the aforementioned problems can be solved to improve image sensors. Moreover, not only the micro image sensors but also other sensors can be evaluated quantitatively using this new method.

ホスト出版物のタイトルIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 1月 5
イベント15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016 - Orlando, United States
継続期間: 2016 10月 302016 11月 2


Other15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016
国/地域United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子工学および電気工学


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