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Digital Dentistry

That’s Maths in The Irish Times this week (TM049, or  Search for “thatsmaths” at irishtimes.com) is about applications of computer aided design and computer aided manufacture to making dental crowns.

High-precision digitally-driven mill carving a dental crown from a solid ceramic block [photo from www.sirona.com].

High-precision digitally-driven mill carving a dental crown from a solid ceramic block
[photo from www.sirona.com].

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CT Scans and the Radon Transform

Last December, Dublin’s Tallaght Hosptal acquired a new CT scanner, a Toshiba Aquilon Prime, the first of its type in the country. The state-of-the-art scanner is housed in a room with a ‘sky ceiling’ that allows patients to enjoy an attractive outdoor image during the scanning process.

This equipment, which cost €600,000 will undoubtedly result in timely treatment of patients and the saving of lives. The process of generating images from CT scans is described in the latest That’s Maths column (TM016) in the Irish Times.

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