Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leica carrying dentists
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Sun Feb 18 11:38:32 2007
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A question for all you Leica carrying dentists and anyone else who  
cares to answer:

Yesterday I had my biannual visit to my dentist. He took a dental x- 
ray with his new digital x-ray machine. The sensor was a plastic  
wrapped card connected by a wire to a small computer. It was placed  
behind my teeth, the x-ray machine was positioned outside my mouth  
and the exposure made. Within a couple of seconds, the x-ray image  
was displayed on a 17" computer screen.

Here is the question. The sensor was about the size and thickness of  
a 35 mm slide. My quick visual estimate was that it could be stripped  
out of its plastic covering and slipped into the film slot of a  
Leica. The wire could be easily led out of the camera though a hole  
in the baseplate. Admittedly the dental x-ray is only in B&W and I  
don't know the resolution but the image looked pretty sharp on the  
monitor. Have any dentists tried to take pictures with their digital  
x-ray machines? Can it be done?

Larry Z