radiovisiografia 

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El mot radiovisiografia, que fa referència a la radiografia digital usada especialment en odontologia, és un mot procedent d’una marca registrada, com es pot llegir en l’article de la Wikipedia sobre digital radiography:

Historical milestones for Digital Intraoral Sensors

1987 - RVG (radiovisiography), Trophy Radiology (France) introduced the world’s first intraoral X-rays imaging sensor. Trophy Radiology patented it under the restricted name radiovisiography (other companies use the phrase digital radiography) and continues to produce intraoral sensors today using the Kodak name which is used under license by Carestream (Canada).
1992 - Sens-a-Ray of Regam Medical System AB (Sundsvall, Sweden) is offered. They closed the business and their technology is currently owned by Dent-X (USA).
1993 - VisualX of Gendex-Italy (subsidiary of USA company).
1994 - CDR of [Schick Technologies] http://www.schicktech.com (USA). Also Schick Technologies introduced last year a wireless CDR version being the only supplier offering such feature. This company is owned actually by Sirona (Germany).
1995 - SIDEXIS of Sirona, DEXIS of ProVison Dental Systems, Inc. (renamed DEXIS, LLC following its acquisition by Danaher Corp.), DIGORA (PSP solution) of Soredex (Finland)
Today there are many other products available under a lot of different names (rebranding is quite usual for this type of product)

Com que es tracta d’un mot procedent d’un nom registrat, no és pertinent plantejar-se si el formant visio- és el més adequat o si caldria que fos visuo-. Ara bé, potser seria preferible usar la forma més genèrica radiografia digital.

Context

Hi ha una altra manera de visualitzar les imatges que arriben des de l’aparell radiogràfic, que demana suport informàtic: és la radiovisiografia.

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