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20100020919 - Foldable nuclear medicine gantry: In accordance with one aspect, imaging system (10, 190) includes a plurality of detector heads (12, 14, 80, 100, 202) and a frame (20) on which the plurality of detector heads are mounted. The frame is configurable in (i) an operational configuration in which the detector heads are arranged to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100020918 - X-ray computed tomography apparatus: An x-ray computed tomography apparatus has one anode ring in a vacuum housing surrounding an examination volume, wherein a focus of an x-ray source revolves on the anode ring to expose the examination volume with an x-ray beam from different directions, and a detector system arranged on a rotating frame... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100020917 - X-ray system, and method for generating x-ray images: An x-ray system for generating x-ray images comprises an x-ray transmitting/receiving device, and an input arrangement (5) for determining the exposure parameters of an x-ray process, wherein the object to be x-rayed can be depicted on a screen surface (10) of a visual display unit (6) as a virtual model... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100020920 - X-ray system and method for tomosynthetic scanning: In an x-ray system and a method for tomosynthetic scanning of a subject, x-ray radiation is emitted from two x-ray sources that are panned relative to the subject during a tomosynthetic scan. The two x-ray sources each emit an x-ray beam, the respective x-ray beams being parallel to each other... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100020922 - Apparatus and method for spectral computed tomography: A computed tomography system includes a radiation sensitive detector element (100) which provides outputs (DL, DH) indicative of the radiation detected in at least first and second energies or energy ranges. Energy resolving photon counters (26) further classify the detector signals according to their respective energies. Correctors (24) correct the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100020924 - Apparatus, imaging device and method for counting x-ray photons: The present invention relates to an apparatus (10) for counting X-ray photons (12, 14). The apparatus (10) comprises a sensor (16) adapted to convert a photon (12, 14) into a charge pulse, a processing element (18) adapted to convert the charge pulse (51) into an electrical pulse (53) and a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100020921 - System and method for generating computed tomography images: A computed tomographic imaging system is provided for generating computed tomography images. The computed tomographic system includes a processor configured to access image data encoding X-ray projections at a detector position and a plurality of X-ray source beam focal spot positions and to align pixel values for the projections in... Agent: General Electric Company (pcpi) C/o Fletcher Yoder
20100020923 - X-ray ct scanner and image creating method: In an X-ray CT scanner having an X-ray tube which applies an X-ray spreading in a body axis direction of a subject, and an X-ray detector having a wide imaging range which detects the X-ray passed through the subject and converts the detected X-ray into an electric signal, a desired... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100020925 - Tomography system: A measurement system is presented. The measurement system includes a source and a detector located a selected distance from the source with the source and the detector movable about a point, an axis or about a plane located proximate the detector.... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20100020926 - Method for representing interventional instruments in a 3d data set of an anatomy to be examined as well as a reproduction system for performing the method: The invention relates to a method for presenting interventional instruments in a 3D data set of an anatomy to be treated. A 3D data set of the anatomy is recorded before introduction of an interventional instrument. Once the interventional instrument has been applied, the spatial position of the instrument is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100020927 - Apparatus and method for detecting foreign materials in a container: The present invention is an apparatus and method for detecting foreign material in containers in a product stream traveling on a conveyor. Two X-ray emitters and to sensor arrays are positioned in a constellation to improve the detection of foreign material. A first x-ray emitter is positioned so that it... Agent: Mark Allison Bauman
20100020928 - medical 3d x-ray imaging device with a rotating c-shaped arm: A medical three-dimensional X-ray imaging device comprising a C-shaped arm (14) that can revolve around an axis of rotation through an object (7) to be imaged. An X-ray source (17) is attached to one end of the C-shaped arm (14), and an X-ray detector (18) for receiving X-rays is attached... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100020930 - Radiographic apparatus and radiation detection signal processing method: With a radiographic apparatus according to this invention, a storage time for storing X-ray detection signals is a fixed predetermined time without regard to an irradiation time, and imaging is performed with only one type of storage time. Even with only one type of storage time, it is possible to... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100020929 - Radiographic imaging system: A radiographic imaging system comprises: a radiation source for irradiating an examinee with radiation; a radiation detector for detecting radiation that has penetrated the examinee to acquire radiographic image data; image data receiving unit for receiving the radiographic image data from the radiation detector and outputting a termination signal indicating... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100020931 - Systems and methods for optimization of on-line adaptive radiation therapy: Methods and systems are disclosed for radiation treatment of a subject involving one or more fractional treatments. A fractional treatment comprises: obtaining fractional image data pertaining to a region of interest of the subject; performing a fractional optimization of a radiation treatment plan to determine optimized values of one or... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100020932 - Treatment-speed regulated tumor-tracking: t
20100020933 - Dark correction for digital x-ray detector: A method of forming an offset-corrected exposure image includes obtaining an initial exposure image and exposure metadata related to the initial exposure image. An intermediate offset-corrected exposure image is formed by obtaining one or more dark images associated with the initial exposure image and subtracting an averaged value of the... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20100020934 - X-ray scanners and x-ray sources therefor: The present invention is directed toward an X-ray scanner that has an electron source and an anode. The anode has a target surface with a series of material areas spaced along it in a scanning direction. The material areas are formed from different materials. The electron source is arranged to... Agent: Patentmetrix
20100020935 - X-ray tube: e
20100020936 - X-ray tube: An x-ray tube has a vacuum housing supported so that it can rotate around a rotation axis, an anode that is arranged within the vacuum housing and that is connected in a rotationally fixed manner with the vacuum housing. The anode has an anode surface fashioned substantially in the shape... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100020937 - Electron optical apparatus, x-ray emitting device and method of producing an electron beam: It is described an electron optical arrangement, a X-ray emitting device and a method of creating an electron beam. An electron optical apparatus (1) comprises the following components along an optical axis (25): a cathode with an emitter (3) having a substantially planar surface (9) for emitting electrons; an anode... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100020938 - Device and method for x-ray tube focal spot size and position control: A device and method for X-ray tube focal spot parameter control, wherein stray electrons are detected in an X-ray tube. The detected electrons lead to a signal having a characteristic pattern. The characteristic pattern may be evaluated, and based on the evaluation a controlling signal may be outputted so that... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100020939 - X-ray fluoroscopic apparatus: The X-ray fluoroscopic apparatus of this invention includes a slide arm for supporting an X-ray tube, a middle slider for holding the support arm to be movable in directions along an irradiation axis of the X-ray source, and a strut for holding the middle slider to be movable the directions... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100014627 - Method and apparatus for ct image compression: A method for compressing a CT-reconstructed image includes obtaining a reconstructed image to be compressed, wherein the reconstructed image includes an area within field of view and an area outside field of view. The method also includes determining, according to the preset CT value classification templates, which type of CT... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (20459) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100014628 - X-ray ct apparatus: m
20100014629 - Method and apparatus for setting a dynamically adjustable position of an imaging system: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for setting a dynamically adjustable position of an imaging system for providing an optimum view onto a moving object during a medical intervention. A time-resolved at least three-dimensional data record of the moving object is generated. A position of the imaging... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100014630 - X-ray ct apparatus: An X-ray CT apparatus acquires a scanogram of an object to be examined, generates an ellipse model having an X-ray attenuation coefficient equivalent to that of water and approximated to a tomographic image of the obtained imaged portion from the feature quantity of the projection value profile, determines whether or... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100014631 - Scintillator based x-ray sensitive integrated circuit element with depleted electron drift region: It is described an integrated circuit design and a method to fabricate the same for a high-efficiency, low-noise, position sensitive X-ray detection in particular for medical applications. The device (350) is based on deep recesses (354) filled with an X-ray sensitive scintillator material. A shallow first electrode (360) is formed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100014632 - Self-shielded ct scanner: A CT scanner includes a pair of shields to protect an operator from x-rays from the CT scanner. The CT scanner has a gantry that provides structural support and housing for the components including an x-ray source and a detector arranged on the gantry to face one another. Lead shields... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100014633 - Scattered radiation collimator, radiation detector and radiation detection device: A scattered radiation collimator is disclosed for radiological radiation. In at least one embodiment, the scattered radiation collimator includes a multiplicity of absorber elements connected one behind the other in a collimation direction and at least two plate-like holding elements which are arranged substantially parallel with respect to one another... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100014635 - Method and medical system for assisting a medical measure implemented by the medical system: In a method and a medical installation for assisting in a medical measure implemented by a medical device, a lighting element generates light that uniformly illuminates the medical device or its environment, the illumination being designed to reduce stress on the part of a patient undergoing the medical measure.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100014634 - Support structure for mammography: The invention relates to a support structure 1 for mammography, comprising a stand 2 and an arm structure 3 attached thereto. The support structure 1 further comprises a scanner head cover 6 attached to the arm structure 3. The scanner head cover 6 comprises a vertical side portion 6a, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100014636 - Calibration devices and methods of use thereof: The present invention relates to calibration devices and to methods of using these devices.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100014638 - Irradiation system including an electron-beam scanner: A property of a treatment beam is controlled during a scanning period. A portion of a region is exposed to an imaging x-ray beam during a scanning period, the imaging x-ray beam being generated by an electron-beam scanner. X-ray radiation from the region is detected, the x-ray radiation representing an... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100014637 - Leading-edge cancer treatment: Kits and methods for the treatment of certain types of cancers, specifically various primary brain cancers. In some embodiments, treatment is directed toward the known areas of cancer cell infiltration and along pathways of likely migration ahead of established areas of cancer cell infiltration. In some embodiments, cancer cells are... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100014640 - Negative ion beam source vacuum method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a negative ion beam source vacuum method and apparatus used as part of an ion beam injection system, which is used in conjunction with multi-axis charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The negative ion beam source contains a vacuum chamber isolated by a... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20100014639 - Negative ion source method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a negative ion source method and apparatus used as part of an ion beam injection system, which is used in conjunction with multi-axis charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The negative ion source preferably includes an inlet port for injection of hydrogen gas... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20100014641 - High-resolution x-ray optic and method for constructing an x-ray optic: Described are optical apparatuses and methods for forming optical apparatuses. The optical apparatus includes a plurality of individually fabricated segments and a holder. Each of the plurality of individually fabricated segments include an inner annular surface and an outer contact surface opposite to the inner annular surface. Each of the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100014642 - Collimator: The present invention is directed to a collimator that comprises grooves or channels in the submicrometer to micrometer range. The present invention is also related to uses of a collimator and collimator holder as described herein as well as apparatuses comprising the same.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20100014643 - Manipulating system, in particular a manipulating system for manipulating an x-ray apparatus: A manipulating system, for manipulating two telescopic columns into desired positions in particular for use in an X-ray apparatus is disclosed, wherein the system comprises: one or more rails arranged in parallel in a first direction X and fastened to a ceiling; a carriage comprising an upper and a lower... Agent: James C. Wray01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100008466 - Charged particle cancer therapy and patient breath monitoring method and apparatus: The invention comprises a patient respiration monitoring and/or control method and apparatus used in conjunction with multi-axis charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The respiration monitoring system uses thermal and/or force sensors to determine where a patient is in a respiration cycle in combination with a... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20100008465 - Radiographic imaging control apparatus using multi radiation generating apparatus: A control apparatus for controlling a multi radiation generating apparatus having a plurality of radiation generating devices which irradiate a two-dimensional sensor with radiation sets the intensity of radiation with which the plurality of radiation generating devices irradiate the two-dimensional sensor based on information about a part or physique of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100008468 - Charged particle cancer therapy x-ray method and apparatus: The invention comprises an X-ray method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The system uses an X-ray beam that lies in substantially the same path as a proton beam path of a particle beam cancer therapy system. The system creates... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20100008469 - Elongated lifetime x-ray method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The system uses an X-ray imaging system having an elongated lifetime. Further, the system uses an X-ray beam that lies in substantially the same path as a charged particle beam path of a particle beam cancer therapy system. The system creates an electron beam that strikes an X-ray generation source... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20100008467 - Methods and systems for guiding clinical radiotherapy setups: Radiation beam parameters are determined by manipulating a tool about a patient in order to determine a desired beam entry point and/or beam angle. In certain embodiments, a visual representation of the beam may be displayed along with images of internal and external anatomical features of the patient, and used... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100008470 - X-ray tube, x-ray system, and method for generating x-rays: According to an exemplary embodiment an x-ray tube comprises a cathode, rotable disc anode, and a focal spot modulating unit, wherein the cathode is adapted to emit an electron beam, and wherein the focal spot modulating unit is adapted to modulate the electron beam in such a way that an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100008471 - X-ray sources: The present invention is directed to an anode for an X-ray tube. The X-ray tube has an electron aperture through which electrons emitted from an electron source travel subject to substantially no electrical field and a target in a non-parallel relationship to the electron aperture and arranged to produce X-rays... Agent: Patentmetrix
20100008472 - Lamella collimator and beam therapy appliance: A lamella collimator, in particular for a beam therapy appliance, is provided. The lamella collimator has a plurality of lamellae, which can be moved by a motor or motors in a movement direction in order to preset a countour of a beam path on an X-ray beam. Each lamella has... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100008473 - Multi-purpose docking apparatus of digital x-ray detector: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a docking detector receptacle includes apparatus to cool a portable digital X-ray detector. In addition, systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations communication authorization is established between a portable digital X-ray detector and a docking... Agent: Ramirez & Smith
20100008474 - X-ray system: An x-ray system is provided. The x-ray system includes an x-ray emitter which can be adjusted by at least one arm as a first x-ray component and a recording system which can be adjusted independently of the at least one arm. The recording system may be adjusted by at least... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100008475 - Medical apparatus: The invention relates to a medical apparatus. The medical apparatus includes a patient support table with a patient support plate, a medical imaging device, a location and navigation facility integrated at least partially in the patient support table and/or the medical imaging device and a system controller, which is used... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100002828 - X-ray diagnostic apparatus: X rays are emitted without injecting an angiographic contrast material, and a non-injection image acquiring device 7 acquires a non-injection image in the angiographic contrast material non-injection state. X rays are emitted after injecting the angiographic contrast material, and an injection image acquiring device 8 acquires an injection image in... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100002829 - Cone-beam ct: r
20100002830 - Stereo tube computed tomography: A computed tomography system includes at least two x-ray sources (108), a at least one common detector (124), and a reconstruction system (136). The at least two x-ray sources (108) are aligned at different z-axis locations at about a same angular position and concurrently emit radiation that traverses an imaging... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100002831 - Portable x-ray detector with grid sensing unit and x-ray imaging system for automatic exposure setting for the portable x-ray detector: It is described a portable X-ray system (200), which has sensing means for detecting whether an anti scatter grid (230) is attached to a portable detector (240) or not. The system is able to automatically change the default exposure settings (265 a, 265b, 265 c, 265 d), when a grid... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100002832 - Medical x-ray imaging apparatus: The invention relates to a medical X-ray imaging apparatus comprising a frame part, an X-ray source for producing X-rays, radiation receiving means for detecting radiation transmitted through an object, and support means for supporting the X-ray source and the receiving means in positions on opposite sides of the object. The... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20100002833 - X-ray analysis apparatus and x-ray analysis method: Provided is an X-ray analysis apparatus including: an X-ray tubular bulb for irradiating a sample with a radiation beam; an X-ray detector for detecting a characteristic X-ray and a scattered X-ray and outputting a signal containing energy information on the characteristic X-ray and the scattered X-ray; an analyzer for analyzing... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100002834 - Method and apparatus for assessing characteristics of liquids: A method to perform security screening at an airport on hand-carried baggage. The method includes requesting passengers with hand carried baggage to remove from the baggage a container that holds a liquid and perform an x-ray inspection on the hand carried baggage and on the container while the container remains... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100002835 - X-ray inspection apparatus and x-ray inspection program: An X-ray inspection apparatus detects, by an X-ray line sensor, X-rays irradiated towards a product placed on a conveyor and transmitted therethrough in order to detect the presence of foreign matter contained in the product. The X-ray inspection apparatus includes a determination unit and a calibrating unit. The determination unit... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100002836 - Imaging systems for ionising radiation: Flat panel images obtained during concurrent radiotherapy typically suffer from artefacts that relate to the pulses of MV energy. For a radiotherapeutic apparatus comprising a pulsed source of therapeutic radiation, a detector comprising control circuitry, an array of pixel elements, each having a signal output and an ‘enable’ input and... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100002837 - Orthovoltage radiotherapy: A radiosurgery system is described that is configured to deliver a therapeutic dose of radiation to a target structure in a patient. In some embodiments, inflammatory ocular disorders are treated, specifically macular degeneration. In some embodiments, other disorders or tissues of a body are treated with the dose of radiation.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100002838 - High precision posture control method of x-ray mirror: A high precision posture control method for sustaining the posture of an X-ray optical element constantly at 1 μrad or less. A longitudinal condensation mirror (5) and a lateral condensation mirror, each having a condensation plane band (7) consisting of an elliptical reflective surface, are arranged perpendicularly to each other... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100002839 - X-ray imaging apparatus that displays analysis image with taken image, x-ray imaging method, and image processing apparatus: Positioning images are created by a projection-image creating unit before imaging, and the positioning images are grouped and stored by a projection-image storage unit for each preset. When imaging is started, a positioning-information calculating unit calculates positioning parameters using the positioning images stored in the projection-image storage unit. An analysis-image-for-synthesis... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100002840 - Field emission x-ray apparatus, methods, and systems: Disclosed herein is an x-ray field emission apparatus, system and method, the apparatus having a hollow probe held at vacuum; a cathode enclosed within the probe, the cathode producing an electron stream when connected to a high negative potential; an anode enclosed within the probe and separated from the cathode... Agent: Craig Gregersen
20100002841 - Field emission x-ray apparatus, methods, and systems: There is disclosed herein a field emission x-ray apparatus comprising: a housing including proximal and distal housing ends; a probe including proximal and distal probe ends, wherein the proximal probe end is attach to the distal housing end and the distal probe end is sealingly closed by a cathode, and... Agent: Craig Gregersen
20100002842 - Cathode assembly for rapid electron source replacement in a rotating anode x-ray generator: A cathode assembly for a rotating anode X-ray source comprises two parts: a focusing part that is mechanically connected to the remainder of the X-ray source and permanently aligned with respect to the anode and a separate emission part that holds the electron source and is removably connected to the... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20100002843 - Standing wave electron linear accelerator and installation adjusting device thereof: The present invention discloses a standing wave linear accelerator, comprising: a microwave device configured to generate microwave; an electron beam emitting device configured to emit electron beam; an accelerating device configured to receive the microwave generated by the microwave device and form a microwave electric field, to accelerate electron beams... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100002844 - X-ray examination apparatus: An X-ray examination apparatus (100) is described, comprising a mobile carriage (10) carrying a human-operable control input device (21) and a display device (22), the carriage (10) having a front side (11) and a back side (12); wherein said human-operable control input device is located closer to the front side... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & StandardsPrevious industry: Electrical pulse counters, pulse dividers, or shift registers: circuits and systems
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