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X-ray or gamma ray systems or devices

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07/10/2014 > 13 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20140192950 - Computed tomography system with dynamic bowtie filter: A CT apparatus for scanning an object is provided. An x-ray source is provided, wherein the x-ray source provides a collimated x-ray beam with a cross-section with a length and thickness. A plurality of wedges is provided between the source and object. An actuator is connected to the wedges for... Agent: The Board Of Directors Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140192952 - Modulating gantry rotation speed and image acquisition in respiratory correlated (4d) cone beam ct images: A method of optimizing 4D cone beam computed tomography (4DCBCT) imaging is provided that includes using a scanner to generate projections of a target, where the projections are used to form a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan of the target, where the CBCT includes a 3D image of the... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140192951 - X-ray ct apparatus and optimal cardiac phase determining method: In order to provide an X-ray CT apparatus and the like that can specify an optimal cardiac phase in a wide variety of cases, an X-ray CT apparatus collects X-ray information and electrocardiographic waveform data 5 by performing cardiac scanning using an scanning unit 1 (step S11). Then, reconstructed images... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20140192953 - Method for determination of spatial distribution and concentration of contrast components in a porous and/or heterogeneous sample: A method for determination of a spatial distribution and concentration of contrast components in a porous sample comprises the steps of scanning a sample with X-ray and obtaining a computer tomographic image of the sample. Then an area of interest inside the obtained computer tomographic image is selected and a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140192954 - X-ray scanner with partial energy discriminating detector array: The present specification describes a scanning/inspection system configured as a dual-view system using dual-energy sensitive stacked detectors that are partially populated with multi-energy discriminating detectors for overall enhanced energy resolution and therefore improved discrimination of materials through better estimation of material physical properties such as density and effective atomic number.... Agent: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.

20140192955 - Method and apparatus for improved sampling resolution in x-ray imaging systems: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for X-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of... Agent:

20140192957 - X-ray generation apparatus and x-ray radiographic apparatus: In an X-ray generation apparatus of transmission type including an electron emission source, and a target generating an X-ray with collision of electrons emitted from the electron emission source against the target, the X-ray generation apparatus further includes a secondary X-ray generation portion generating an X-ray with collision of electrons... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192956 - X-ray imaging apparatus: An X-ray imaging apparatus having an improved structure to reduce noise generated when a position of an X-ray generator is fixed in position includes an X-ray generator, an X-ray detector, a moving carriage coupled with one end of the X-ray generator, a guide rail, and a holding unit disposed at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192958 - Dynamic dose reduction in x-ray inspection: Methods and an x-ray system for dynamically regulating x-ray dose. An x-ray beam is generated and collimated at a source collimator and detected after the x-ray beam traverses an inspected object. A filter may be dynamically interposed by translation of the filter between a focal spot of the source and... Agent: American Science And Engineering, Inc.

20140192959 - Method and apparatus for surface mapping using in-plane grazing incidence diffraction: An apparatus for examining the surface of a crystalline sample uses in-plane grazing incidence diffraction with a position-sensitive detector. The x-ray source illuminates an extended region of the sample and, for crystal sections having the appropriate lattice orientation, an elongated diffraction signal is produced. The relative position of the sample... Agent: Bruker Axs, Inc.

20140192960 - X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method: According to one embodiment, an X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The X-ray image acquisition unit acquires X-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system. The control system controls the imaging system to acquire... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140192961 - Method and apparatus for heating current control of a pulsed x-ray tube: A method and an associated apparatus for controlling a heating current flowing through an emitter of a pulsed X-ray tube during pulse pauses are provided. The heating current is controlled by comparing a measured actual value of the heating current with a predefinable desired value of the heating current. A... Agent:

20140192962 - Mobile imaging apparatus: In an exemplary embodiment, an imaging apparatus comprises an arm assembly coupled to an imaging arm. The arm assembly includes a shoulder joint, an elbow joint, and an articulation assembly. The shoulder joint is configured to travel a vertical distance in a substantially linear fashion and provide rotational movement. The... Agent: Orthoscan, Inc.

  
07/03/2014 > 44 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140185740 - Automatic scanning and positioning apparatus for a scout image: An automatic scanning and positioning apparatus for a scout image, comprising: a receiving means, for receiving a scout image of a subject obtained through scout scanning; a checking and determining means, for automatically checking at least one position in the scout image according to a plurality of information contained in... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC

20140185739 - Cathode control multi-cathode distributed x-ray apparatus and ct device having said apparatus: This invention relates to an apparatus producing distributed X-ray, and in particular to a cathode control multi-cathode distributed X-ray apparatus, which produces X-ray that changes focal position in a predetermined order by arranging multiple independent hot cathodes and controlling cathodes in an X-ray source device, and a CT device having... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140185738 - X-ray imaging apparatus and x-ray image processing method: Disclosed herein is an X-ray imaging apparatus. The X-ray imaging apparatus includes at least one X-ray emitter which is configured to irradiate an object with X-rays at a plurality of X-ray emission positions, an X-ray detector which is configured to detect X-rays which are emitted by the X-ray emitter and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185742 - 3-dimensional model creation methods and apparatuses: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for creating a 3-Dimensional model for objects in an inspected luggage in a CT system. The method includes acquiring slice data of the luggage with the CT system; interpolating the slice data to generate 3D volume data of the luggage; performing unsupervised segmentation on the... Agent:

20140185741 - Multi-energy ct imaging system and imaging method: The present invention relates to a Computed Tomography (CT) imaging system, in particular to a multi-energy CT imaging system and imaging method.... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140185744 - Ct apparatus without gantry: A CT apparatus without a gantry. The CT apparatus includes a scanning passage; a stationary X-ray source arranged around the scanning passage and including a plurality of ray emission focal spots; and a plurality of stationary detector modules arranged around the scanning passage and disposed opposite the X-ray source. At... Agent:

20140185743 - Stationary ct apparatus: A stationary CT apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The stationary CT apparatus includes: a scanning passage; a stationary carbon nanotube X-ray source arranged around the scanning passage and comprising a plurality of ray emission focal spots; and a plurality of stationary detector modules arranged around the scanning... Agent:

20140185745 - Collimator for use in a ct system: A collimator for use in a CT system made of an X-ray absorbing material, the collimator comprises an imaging aperture having a first width for passage of a first X-ray beam, the first X-ray beam being used for X-ray imaging, and a tracking aperture having a second width for passage... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185746 - Spectral grating-based differential phase contrast system for medical radiographic imaging: Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining a phase-contrast digital radiographic imaging system and methods for same that can include an x-ray source for radiographic imaging; a beam shaping assembly including a collimator and a source grating, an x-ray grating interferometer including a phase grating, and an analyzer... Agent:

20140185747 - Apparatus and method for reducing examination time in molecular breast imaging: A nuclear medicine mammography system and method for conducting concurrent examinations of both breasts of a patient, thereby reducing examination time in molecular breast imaging. The system comprises first and second pairs of generally opposed articulatable gamma photon detectors, wherein each pair of detectors can be arranged to image a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185750 - X-ray imaging apparatus and method of generating stereoscopic image: Disclosed herein are an X-ray imaging apparatus and a method for generating a stereoscopic image by using the apparatus. The stereoscopic image generation method includes emitting first X-rays toward a target object at a first emission angle, detecting the first X-rays which have propagated through the target object in order... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185748 - X-ray imaging apparatus, x-ray detection device, and x-ray image generation method: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray emitter that emits X-rays to an object at a plurality of positions; a detector that detects X-rays having passed through the object and converts the detected X-rays into electric signals; and an image processor that is configured to generate X-ray images at the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185749 - X-ray imaging apparatus, x-ray image generation method, and 3d imaging apparatus: The X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray source that emits X-rays to an object at different original-view positions, an X-ray detector that acquires original-view images by detecting X-rays having passed through the object, and an image controller that reconstructs a 3D volume image representation of the object from the original-view... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185751 - X-ray dose estimation technique: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to projection-based volumetric dose estimation for X-ray systems, such as X-ray imaging systems. For example, in one embodiment, an X-ray system is capable of estimating an X-ray dose based on an energy interaction of the X-rays with respective portions of an object. In another embodiment,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185752 - Imaging system: An imaging system used for material discrimination of an objet is provided. The imaging system includes an X-ray source and an imaging sensor. The X-ray source generates multienergy polychromatic X-ray, wherein there is an integral-multiple relationship between the multi-energy-band of the X-ray. The object is placed between the X-ray source... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140185756 - Generating a representation of an object of interest: A volumetric image of a space is acquired from an imaging system. The space includes an object of interest and another object, and the volumetric image includes data representing the object of interest and the other object. A two-dimensional radiograph of the space is acquired from the imaging system. The... Agent: L-3 Communications Security And Detection Systems, Inc.

20140185754 - Goods inspection apparatus using distributed x-ray source: This invention relates to an X-ray goods inspection apparatus, and in particular to a goods inspection apparatus using distributed X-ray source.... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140185753 - Vehicle-mounted cargo inspection system: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile cargo inspection system mounted on a vehicle chassis type which does not include rails that extend from near the front of the vehicle to near the back. As such, detection components may be placed between the front and rear axles of the... Agent: L-3 Communications Security And Detection Systems, Inc.

20140185755 - X-ray based system and methods for inspecting a person's shoes for aviation security threats: The present application discloses a system for scanning a shoe for illegal materials. The system includes an X-ray source for projecting a beam of X-rays onto the shoe, a detector array for detecting X-rays transmitted through the shoe and at least one metal detector coil for detecting metals within the... Agent: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.

20140185758 - Apparatus and method for increasing energy difference in multi-energy x-ray (mex) images: An apparatus for acquiring a MEX image includes an X-ray source to generate and irradiate a multi-peak X-ray spectrum onto an object, and an energy identifying detector to obtain a MEX generated when the irradiated multi-peak X-ray spectrum passes through an object.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185757 - Image reconstruction methods for differential phase contrast x-ray imaging: An image reconstruction method for differential phase contrast imaging includes receiving data corresponding to a signal produced by an X-ray detector and corresponding to X-rays that passed through a subject and a grating system to reach the X-ray detector. The method also includes performing a fringe analysis on the received... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185764 - Imaging apparatus and imaging system: An imaging apparatus has an AEC function that can prevent irregularities in photographed images, without being increased in size. The imaging apparatus comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix shape, each of the plurality of pixels including a conversion element for converting radiation or light into an electric... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185763 - Inspection system and inspection method: An inspection system included a ray source to emit a ray, a detector to receive the ray, a detection region for placing an object under inspection, and a moving device to move the ray source and the detector around the detection region. Conventional scanning blind zones such as both sides... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140185759 - Method and apparatus of generating x-ray image: Disclosed herein are an X-ray detection panel, an X-ray image generating module, an X-ray imaging apparatus, and a method of generating an X-ray image. The X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generator configured to emit X-rays; an X-ray detection panel comprising a plurality of pixel groups, each pixel group configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185765 - X-ray detection panel, x-ray imaging apparatus, and x-ray image generation method: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generator configured to emit X-rays to a subject; an X-ray detection panel including a plurality of light receiving elements each configured to receive X-rays that have passed through the subject, convert the X-rays into an electric signal, and output the electric signal, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185760 - X-ray imaging apparatus and method of controlling the same: The X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generator to generate and emit X-rays, an X-ray detector to detect the emitted X-rays and acquire X-ray data, and a controller to convert the X-ray data into X-ray characteristic coordinates and estimate a response characteristic function of the X-ray detector from a relationship... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185761 - X-ray imaging apparatus and method of controlling the same: Disclosed are an X-ray imaging apparatus that captures one or more images of an inner part of the human body or the like, and a method for controlling the apparatus. In particular, an imaging system includes an X-ray generator which is configured to irradiate a target object with X-rays, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185766 - X-ray imaging apparatus and method of controlling the same: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generator configured to generate and emit X-rays, an X-ray detector configured to detect the X-rays and count a number of photons having energy equal to or greater than threshold energy per pixel among photons contained in the detected X-rays, a map generator configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185762 - X-ray imaging apparatus and x-ray imaging method: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generator configured to generate and radiate X-rays to a subject, an X-ray detector configured to detect and convert X-rays transmitted through the subject into an image signal, and a controller configured to analyze the image signal of the subject and set gain of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185767 - Method of detecting polymorphs using synchrotron radiation: A method of detecting polymorphs using X-ray produced by a synchrotron source is described. In particular, the method allows to detect particular polymorphs present in small amounts in mixtures of polymorphic compounds present in a prevailing amount. The method offers a powerful resolution of mixtures of polymorph and finds application... Agent: Zach System S.p.a.

20140185768 - Method of measuring scattering of x-rays, its applications and implementation device: Method of measuring scattering of X-rays, characterized in that a compound to be analyzed is installed in a receptacle (1) comprising a flat bottom permeable to X-rays, in that an analysis by scattering of the X-rays is carried out by sending a stream of X-rays upwards in the direction of... Agent: Universite De Rouen

20140185769 - Back scatterning inspection systems for human body: A human body back-scattering inspection system is disclosed. The system comprises a flying-spot forming unit configured to output beams of X-rays, a plurality of discrete detectors which are arranged vertically along a human body to be inspected, and a controlling unit coupled to the flying-spot forming unit and the plurality... Agent:

20140185770 - Back-scattering inspection systems and methods for human body: Human body back-scattering inspection systems and methods are disclosed. In the invention, X-rays modulated by the flying-spot forming unit having spirally distributed flying-spots have a distribution having alternating peaks and valleys on the irradiated surface. In this way, scanning starting times can be precisely controlled to cause two devices to... Agent:

20140185771 - Scanning systems: The present application discloses methods and systems for scanning an object. The scanning system provides a first detector region having a thickness of at least 2 mm and a second detector region having a thickness of at least 5 mm. The second detector region is arranged to receive radiation that... Agent: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.

20140185772 - Human body inspection system: The invention discloses a human body inspection system comprising: an X-rays source for emitting X-rays to a human body to be inspected; a modulation and collimation device for modulating and collimating the X-rays from the X-rays source; a detector that receives X-rays scattered from the human body to be inspected;... Agent:

20140185773 - Human body security inspection system: A human body security inspection system including a plurality of ray emitting-detecting modules, which are configured to emit X-rays to the object to be inspected and to receive X-rays scattered from the object to be inspected, wherein the ray emitting-detecting modules form an enclosed region with respect to the object... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140185774 - Power apparatus for x-ray tube, power system with the power apparatus, and method of operating the same: A power system with a power apparatus for an X-ray tube is disclosed. The power system includes an X-ray tube and a power apparatus for the X-ray tube. The X-ray tube has a cathode and an anode. The power apparatus includes a first power conversion unit, a second power conversion... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.

20140185775 - Standing wave electron linear accelerator with continuously adjustable energy: A standing wave electron linear accelerating apparatus and a method thereof are disclosed. The apparatus comprises an electron gun configured to generate electron beams; a pulse power source configured to provide a primary pulse power signal; a power divider coupled downstream from the pulse power source and configured to divide... Agent:

20140185776 - Apparatuses and methods for generating distributed x-rays: An apparatus and method to generate distributed x-rays. A hot cathode of an electron gun is used in vacuum to generate electron beams having certain initial movement energy and speed. Periodic scanning is performed with the initial low-energy electron beams, which are thus caused to be reciprocally deflected. A current-limiting... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140185777 - X-ray tube: An X-ray tube includes a vacuum tube. A field emission cathode structure and an anode spaced from each other are located in the vacuum tube. The field emission cathode structure includes a first metal plate, a second metal plate, and an electron emitter. The electron emitter is fixed between the... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140185778 - Multilayer x-ray source target with high thermal conductivity: In one embodiment, an X-ray source is provided that includes one or more electron emitters configured to emit one or more electron beams and one or more source targets configured to receive the one or more electron beams emitted by the one or more electron emitters and, as a result... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185779 - Structure and resin structure manufacturing method, structure, and x-ray imaging apparatus including structure: A resin structure manufacturing method includes filling a mold with a resin, fixing a first supporting substrate onto the resin filled in the mold, hardening the resin filled in the mold, fixing a second supporting substrate onto the first supporting substrate, demolding the resin from the mold using the second... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185780 - Method and a system for automatically determining parameters for contrast scan: A method of automatically determining parameters for a contrast scan, the method comprising obtaining scan-object information, selecting a scan protocol corresponding to a part of at least one part of a scan-object to be scanned from a plurality of scan protocols, each of the plurality of scan protocols corresponds to... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC.

20140185781 - Method for calibrating a counting digital x-ray detector, x-ray system for performing such a method and method for acquiring an x-ray image: A method for calibrating a counting digital X-ray detector includes performing a threshold value scan in at least one defined X-ray spectrum for irradiating the X-ray detector, which includes a matrix composed of pixel elements, storing count rates of the pixel elements as a function of respective applied threshold values,... Agent:

  
06/26/2014 > 30 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20140177781 - Collimator grid and an associated method of fabrication: A collimator grid and a method of fabricating the collimator grid are disclosed. The method includes molding a plurality of plates, each plate includes a plurality of grooves in a first surface, a plurality of fin tips in a second surface disposed opposite to the first surface, plurality of ribs... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177782 - Dynamic collimation: A method includes performing a three dimensional volume scan of a region of interest located in a portion of an object or subject in an examination region, including dynamically collimating a radiation beam used to perform the scan so that a geometry and/or location of the radiation beam tracks, during... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140177783 - Terbium based detector scintillator: An imaging system (100) includes a radiation source (110) and a radiation sensitive detector array (116), which includes a scintillator array (118) and a photosensor array (120) optically coupled to the scintillator array, wherein the scintillator array includes Gd2O2S:Pr,Tb,Ce. A method includes detecting radiation with a radiation sensitive detector array... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140177784 - System and method for automatic tube potential selection for dose reduction in medical imaging: A method for CT imaging that utilizes an automatic tube potential selection for individual subjects and diagnostic tasks. The method quantifies the relative radiation dose of different tube potentials for achieving a specific image quality. This allows the selection of a tube potential that provides a reduced radiation dose while... Agent:

20140177785 - Method and apparatus for multiple x-ray imaging applications: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for medical imaging comprising rotating two X-ray source-detector pairs around an axis of rotation simultaneously to quickly acquire image data and form a computed tomography (CT) dataset. The sources can be configured to emit radiation from a plurality of discrete locations.... Agent: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.

20140177786 - Photon-counting ct-system with reduced detector counting-rate requirements: Various of the disclosed embodiments contemplate systems and methods that compensate for the limited dynamic range of certain X-Ray detector systems, such as CAT-Scan detector systems. In some embodiments, the system alternates between different photon emission flux values and then gives more consideration to an attenuation value associated with a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177787 - Digital radiographic device having a linear scanner: An x-ray imaging apparatus comprises a platform connected to a frame, a sliding bar, a detector mounted on the sliding bar, an x-ray source, and a control system. The x-ray source includes a collimator to generate an x-ray exposure window. The control system is configured to slide the detector along... Agent:

20140177788 - Systems and methods for selecting parameters using contrast and noise: An imaging system includes an identification module, an analysis module, and a determination module. The identification module is configured to identify a scanning mode of operation. The analysis module is configured to determine an attenuation for an object for a scan to be performed on the object. The determination module... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177789 - Grating-based differential phase contrast imaging system with adjustable capture technique for medical radiographic imaging: Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining a phase-contrast digital radiographic imaging system and methods for same that can include an x-ray source for radiographic imaging; a beam shaping assembly including a collimator and a source grating, an x-ray grating interferometer including a phase grating, and an analyzer... Agent:

20140177790 - Non-linear solution for 2d phase shifting: Disclosed is a method of reconstructing a representative detailed phase image from a set of fringe pattern interferogram images of an object. The images are captured by an x-ray interferometer having a crossed diffraction grating. A set of captured fringe pattern interferogram images from the x-ray interferometer are provided, the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177791 - Press plate and radiographic imaging apparatus: A press plate that includes: a plate shaped press portion that is capable of resilient deformation; a first slit that is provided to a first wall portion of a support body with length direction along a first edge portion of the press portion, and that penetrates the first wall portion;... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177792 - 3d imaging with multiple irradiation frequencies: Imaging methods, apparatus and systems are provided for using different irradiation frequencies to generate a composite three-dimensional image. One exemplary method for imaging a semiconductor device involves irradiating the semiconductor device with a first frequency of electromagnetic radiation, obtaining a first radiation response from the semiconductor device in response to... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

20140177793 - Four-sided imaging system and method for detection of contraband: The present invention provides a four-sided scanning system for vehicles that uses a combination of backscatter and transmission based X-ray imaging to achieve material discrimination. In one embodiment, the system is designed as a mobile, drive-through system, which can be folded and stowed in a truck and can be conveniently... Agent: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.

20140177798 - Radiation imaging system, communication method of radiation imaging system, and radiographic image detecting device: A communication section having a relatively high communication speed is used for communicating a detection signal or an emission stop signal between a source control device and an electronic cassette. The detection signal is outputted from a detection pixel of the electronic cassette. The emission stop signal depends on a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177794 - System and method for focal spot deflection: An X-ray tube and methods for imaging are disclosed. The X-ray tube includes an emitter configured to generate an electron beam. Further, the X-ray tube includes a target configured to generate X-rays in response to the electron beam, where a target surface includes at least a first region having a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177800 - Target structure and x-ray generating apparatus: In a target structure according to the present invention, a target is provided on a central area of an insulating substrate, and a first conductive member for supplying a voltage to the target is provided on a peripheral area of the insulating substrate which is exclusive of an area overlapping... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177795 - X-ray image acquisition system for differential phase contrast imaging of an examination object by way of phase stepping, and angiographic examination method: In an embodiment of an X-ray image acquisition system, an X-ray image detector includes a detector layer having a matrix composed of x total pixels structured in such a way that in a direction standing perpendicularly with respect to the grating lines of the diffraction or phase grating, the total... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140177797 - X-ray imaging apparatus: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generating unit, an X-ray image receiving unit, a control unit, and an arm unit. The X-ray generating unit radiates X-rays. The X-ray image receiving unit receives X-rays radiated by the X-ray generating unit. The control unit controls the X-ray generating unit and the... Agent:

20140177799 - X-ray imaging apparatus: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes: a C-arm formed in a C-shaped arc form, and being capable of sliding in an arc direction; an X-ray generator held on one end side of the C-arm; an X-ray detector held on the other end side of the C-arm while being opposed to the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140177796 - X-ray tube: In an X-ray tube having an X-ray shielding member allowing an electron ray to pass through an electron passing hole toward a target, separately from the cathode-side opening of the electron passing hole, a gas exhaust path allowing communication between the inside and outside of the electron passing hole is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177801 - Laboratory diffraction-based phase contrast imaging technique: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to X-ray imaging systems. In one embodiment, the X-ray imaging system features a target configured to receive a focused electron beam from an electron emitter and emit a line source X-ray beam as a result of receiving the focused electron beam; and a monochromator crystal... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177802 - Ray emission device and imaging system having the same: A ray emission device and an imaging system with the ray emission device are disclosed. The ray emission device comprises: a cylinder; a ray source disposed in the cylinder for emitting a ray; and a collimator disposed in the cylinder. The collimator enables the ray emitted by the ray source... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140177803 - Systems and methods for selecting image display parameters: An imaging system includes an identification module, a determination module, and a display module. The identification module is configured to identify one or more first scanning parameters and one or more first display parameters corresponding to a first image, and to identify one or more second scanning parameters corresponding to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177804 - X-ray imaging apparatus: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes a plurality of X-ray detection cassettes, and an information processing section configured to communicate with the plurality of X-ray detection cassettes and to process information concerning the plurality of X-ray detection cassettes. Each of the plurality of X-ray detection cassettes transmits/receives, to/from the information processing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177805 - Grid voltage generation for x-ray tube: An x-ray source for improved electron beam control, a smaller electron beam spot size, and a smaller x-ray spot size with reduced power supply size and weight. A method for improved electron beam control, a smaller electron beam spot size, and a smaller x-ray spot size with reduced power supply... Agent: Moxtek, Inc.

20140177806 - Radiation imaging system, method for radiation imaging system, and computer-readable storage medium: A radiation imaging system comprises: a radiation imaging apparatus; an entry apparatus which is associated with a radiation generator; wherein the entry apparatus is configured, in response to a request received from the radiation imaging apparatus via a close proximity wireless communication connection, to send information to the radiation imaging... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177807 - Bremstrahlung target for intensity modulated x-ray radiation therapy and stereotactic x-ray therapy: Direct write electron-beam-to-x-ray converters are described, which may be programmed to focus x-rays into an arbitrary shape to provide spatial and intensity modulation to irradiate a malady such as a tumor. An integrated structure of the electron beam to x-ray converter comprises a collimating grid containing a target fluid. The... Agent:

20140177808 - Rapidly switching dual energy x-ray source: A dual energy X-ray source for use in Homeland Security, Medical, Non-destructive Testing, and other markets includes a power supply, and a single x-ray tube. The X-ray tube includes two cathodes, and a single anode. The electrons from the cathodes travel predominantly along the axis of the x-ray tube, and... Agent: Xrsciences LLC

20140177809 - X-ray system window with vapor deposited filter layer: An x-ray system includes x-ray tube containing a cathode which supplies electrons and an anode which can be maintained at high positive electrical potential to the cathode and has a target area which is impacted by electrons from the cathode when the positive potential is maintained generating x-rays. The x-ray... Agent: General Electric Company

20140177810 - System and methods for x-ray tube aging determination and compensation: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a system and method for estimating and compensating for anode target filtration in an X-ray tube. Certain embodiments record changes in the photon flux over the life of the tube. By comparing the flux values, filtration resulting from a roughened target surface and target deposition... Agent: Ge Global Research

  
06/19/2014 > 15 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.

20140169519 - Cone-beam ct scanning: Combined systems that rely on a single source able to switch between therapeutic emissions and diagnostic emissions for a cone-beam CT scanner can be improved by rotating the collimator during CT scanning to allow a wider maximum aperture. The detector can also be positioned in an offset manner so as... Agent: Elekta Ab (publ)

20140169520 - Systems and methods for dual energy imaging: A method for processing projection data is provided. The method includes acquiring projection data of an object including a high-energy projection value and a low-energy projection value for each of a plurality of measurements, adjusting, for each measurement pair, the high- and low-energy projection values until a projection value difference... Agent: Morpho Detection, Inc.

20140169521 - X-ray ct system: X-ray CT system is provided that reduces waiting time for shuttle scanning, comprising: top-plate moving unit; rotary moving unit; data acquisition system; and control unit. Top-plate moving unit displaces top plate to reciprocate in a direction from a starting point to an ending point and in the direction from the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140169522 - Medical imaging system: A medical imaging system includes an X-ray imaging apparatus and an image processor. The X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with a Talbot or Talbot-Lau interferometer and includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector, and a subject table. The image processor generates a differential phase image, and optionally, one or both... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140169524 - Image reconstruction method for differential phase contrast x-ray imaging: A phase retrieval method for differential phase contrast imaging includes receiving data corresponding to a differential phase image generated from a measured signal. The measured signal corresponds to an X-ray signal detected by a detector after passing through a subject located with a grating arrangement between an X-ray source and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140169526 - Method and apparatus for processing an intraoral image: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method for processing an intraoral image comprises obtaining location data for an intraoral image target and processing an intraoral image in a predetermined manner on the basis of the intraoral image target's location data.... Agent: Palodex Group Oy

20140169525 - X-ray diagnostic apparatus: An X-ray diagnostic apparatus according to one embodiment includes an X-ray generating device, an X-ray detector, an image generation device, a display device, a portion detection device, and an attenuation device. The X-ray generation device generates X-rays to irradiate an object. The X-ray detector detects X-rays transmitted through the object.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140169523 - X-ray tube with adjustable intensity profile: An X-ray tube includes an emitter, and an electrode assembly. The emitter is configured to emit an electron beam toward a target. The electrode assembly includes at least one electrode having a bias voltage with respect to the emitter. At least one electrode of the electrode assembly is a segmented... Agent: General Electric Company

20140169527 - Photoacoustic detector, photoacoustic board and detector using the photoacoustic board: A photoacoustic detector, a photoacoustic board and a detector using the photoacoustic board are provided. The photoacoustic detector includes a X-ray transmitter, a X-ray receiver, a light module and an ultrasonic module. The X-ray transmitter is configured to transmit a X-ray to irradiate the object. The X-ray receiver is configured... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140169528 - Method and device for screening objects for the presence of foreign substances: The present invention relates to a method and a device for screening an object, such as electronic equipment, for the presence of foreign substances. According to the state of the art, a collimated X-ray beam is directed onto the object and X-ray energy scattered from the object is detected and... Agent:

20140169529 - Interposer mechanism for a retrofit digital x-ray detector and methods of using the same: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining an x-ray image from an x-ray imaging apparatus using a digital radiography receiver installed as a retrofit connection apparatus to adapt the x-ray imaging apparatus for use with the digital radiography receiver by using a receiver interface channel to communicating signals to and... Agent:

20140169530 - X-ray tube with adjustable electron beam: An X-ray tube assembly is provided including an emitter configured to emit an electron beam, an emitter focusing electrode, an extraction electrode, and a downstream focusing electrode. The emitter focusing electrode is disposed proximate to the emitter and outward of the emitter in an axial direction. The extraction electrode is... Agent: General Electric Company

20140169531 - X-ray ct apparatus: In an X-ray CT apparatus, an annular rotating body includes an X-ray tube and an opening portion accommodating a radiator that discharges heat from the X-ray tube and into which a bed can be inserted. A stand includes a frame disposed in a rear portion of the annular rotating body,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140169532 - X-ray ct system: An X-ray CT system as the embodiment comprises an annular rotating body configured to accommodate an X-ray tube, the rotating body having a central opening, into which a bed can be inserted in the center thereof, a cover shaped in a tubular form and having a tubular case part, which,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140169533 - System and method for capturing medical images: Disclosed is an alignment device for interfacing a sensor with an X-ray device that includes a body that can be aligned with an X-ray device, a receptor holder that holds the sensor, and an alignment arm that is slidingly connected to the body to permit the position of the receptor... Agent:

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