X-Ray Computed Tomography (X-Ray CT) is well adapted to the various challenges link to medical and dental industries
Medical and dental components can be designed or adapted to one single person for anatomy reasons. In that case, X-Ray CT is perfectly suitable because full configuration of the measurement program is not needed every time the scanned component is changed. On the contrary, for metrology purpose and if a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is used, the probing path needs to be checked for every single part. With X-Ray CT it is not the case because this technology is not based on touching the sample.
Another reason that makes X-Ray CT convenient for medical applications lies on the capability to handle soft material with the same quality as hard ones. Indeed, it is because there is no contact with the part when using CT making possible to scan a membrane or a soft tissue.
When talking about material integrity analysis which is very important when an external component is introduced in a human body, X-Ray CT shows great capacities: it is easily possible to detect faults, cavities, areas of porosity or cracks. Of course it would be possible to detect them with another lengthy inspection method but CT is non-destructive and allows getting back the sample for normal use after internal material inspection.
Dental imprints and some medical devices present complex shapes both internal and external. X-Ray CT results are not affected by this complexity and accurate 3D digital model can be provided even for complicated 3D printed joint implants, personalized elbow prostheses or catheters. RX Solutions technologies can handle the most difficult materials used for medical and dental implants, including titanium and zirconia-based ceramics, and generate outstanding data with a nearly zero level of noise, beam hardening and scattering.