ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Dentists rely on advanced 3D imaging from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems to capture adequate images of a patient’s teeth and jaw. The outputs of these CBCT systems are critical to the accurate diagnosis of oral health conditions and subsequent plans for treatment. According to a release from resistors manufacturer Exxelia Ohmcraft, manufacturers of CBCT systems have leveraged the company’s custom, high voltage resistors to ensure the reliability of these images.
“In general, X-rays require very high voltages to operate and generate clear, precise 3D images,” said Eric Van Wormer, vice president of Exxelia Ohmcraft, in the release. “Because of the unmatched precision and control in surface-mount and leaded resistors from Exxelia Ohmcraft, manufacturers of this type of technology have turned to us to help ensure the reliability of their systems and the quality of the images they produce.”
Cone-beam computed tomography systems are used to assist dentists in a variety of procedures, including dental implant placement, root canal therapy, the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and oral surgery.
Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology uses the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate. The technology is said to produce higher performance resistors over a wider range of values, and on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.