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20110180717RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS - The present invention provides a radiographic imaging device including: plural pixels disposed in a matrix, each pixel including a sensor section that generates charges based on irradiation of radiation, or on illumination of light that has been converted from radiation; plural scan lines through which a control signal flows for switching switch elements included in pixels that are employed as radiographic imaging pixels out of the plural pixels; plural signal lines through which electrical signal flow corresponding to the charge that has been accumulated in the radiographic imaging pixels according to the switching state of the switch elements; and one or more radiation detection line through which an electrical signal flows corresponding to the charge that has been generated in the sensor sections of the radiation detection pixels out of the plural pixels.07-28-2011
20100072381RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - A radiation imaging apparatus has a pixel region arranged on a substrate. Arranged in a matrix pattern in the pixel region are pixels, each pixel including a conversion element which converts radiation to electrical charges, and a switching element which is connected to the conversion element therein. The radiation imaging apparatus has, in a region outside the pixel region of the substrate, an intersection at which a signal line connected to the switching element and a bias line connected to the conversion element intersects. At the intersection, a semiconductor layer is arranged between the signal line and the bias line, and a carrier blocking portion is arranged between the semiconductor layer and the signal line.03-25-2010
20100044573RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS - A single flat panel detector provides radiation images which can correspond with various radiographic modes. In a radiation imaging apparatus including a flat panel detector which derives a radiation image according to incident radiation, a holding unit which holds the flat panel detector and a connecting mechanism capable of performing a connecting and a disconnecting between the holding unit and the flat panel detector, the flat panel detector can be controlled so that the maximum number of radiation images that the flat panel detector can derive when the flat panel detector is disengaged from the holding unit is smaller than the maximum number of radiation images that the flat panel detector can derive when the flat panel detector is held by the holding unit.02-25-2010
20100044572RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS AND CRADLE - Closeness of a housing is maintained in a normal handling state, and electric power shortage is solved to perform prompt action by quick charge in emergency situations. Normally an electronic cassette is loaded in a cradle to charge a battery by a non-contact charging function. In a case of contact charge, a pair of electrodes and a pair of terminals are brought into contact with each other by removing a packing, and the battery is charged in a state where wiring is physically connected. Therefore, energy efficiency is better compared with the non-contact charge, and the charge can be performed in a short time.02-25-2010
20100148080IMAGING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - First drive wirings electrically connected to output switching elements TT06-17-2010
20090159806RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE DETECTOR - A radiographic image detector includes: a bias electrode transmitting a recording electromagnetic wave carrying image information; a recording photoconductive layer consisting primarily of a-Se, the recording photoconductive layer generating electric charges when exposed to the recording electromagnetic wave transmitted through the bias electrode; and a number of charge detecting elements two-dimensionally arrayed in directions perpendicular to each other, each charge detecting element comprising a charge storage section for storing the electric charge generated at the recording photoconductive layer and a switching element for reading out an electric charge signal of the electric charge stored in the charge storage section. The radiographic image detector further includes a thin fluoride layer provided between the bias electrode and the recording photoconductive layer.06-25-2009
20120181441RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING PROGRAM, AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING METHOD - The present invention provides a radiographic imaging apparatus including: a plurality of pixels arrayed in a matrix, each of the pixels comprising: a photoelectric conversion element that generates and accumulates charges according to irradiation of radiation; a read-out switching element that read out the accumulated charges in response to a first control signal, and that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to the charges; and a shorting element that shorts the photoelectric conversion element in response to a second control signal.07-19-2012
20100006766PROCESS FOR PRODUCING BI12XO20 POWDER, BI12XO20 POWDER, RADIATION PHOTO-CONDUCTOR, RADIATION DETECTOR, AND RADIATION IMAGING PANEL01-14-2010
20130048867RADIATION-SENSITIVE SUBSTRATE - A radiation-sensitive apparatus includes a first substrate, a radiation-sensitive layer, a plurality of spatially separated integrated circuits, each integrated circuit having: a second substrate, one or more electronic circuit(s) formed in or on the second substrate, and one or more electrode connection pads formed in or on the second substrate, each electrode connection pad electrically connected to at least one of the electronic circuit(s). Pixel electrodes are formed over the first substrate separate from the integrated circuit, each pixel electrode electrically connected to an electrode connection pad. An electronic control circuit is electrically connected to each electronic circuit in each integrated circuit. The electronic circuits are responsive to electrical signals formed by the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and the radiation-sensitive layer, the electrical signals conducted by the pixel electrodes and electrode connection pads.02-28-2013
20130048868METHOD OF MAKING A RADIATION-SENSITIVE SUBSTRATE - A method of making a radiation-sensitive apparatus includes providing a first substrate, forming a radiation-sensitive layer over the first substrate, providing a plurality of spatially separated integrated circuits, each integrated circuit having: a second substrate, one or more electronic circuit(s) formed in or on the second substrate, and one or more electrode connection pads formed in or on the second substrate, each electrode connection pad electrically connected to at least one of the electronic circuit(s). A plurality of pixel electrodes is formed over the first substrate separate from the integrated circuit, each pixel electrode electrically connected to an electrode connection pad. An electronic control circuit is electrically connected to each electronic circuit in each integrated circuit. The electronic circuits are responsive to electrical signals formed by the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and the radiation-sensitive layer, the electrical signals conducted by the pixel electrodes and electrode connection pads.02-28-2013
20090302228DEVICE FOR QUANTIFICATION OF RADIOISOTOPE CONCENTRATIONS IN A MICRO-FLUIDIC PLATFORM - A micro-fluidic device has a micro-fluidic circuit layer and a charged-particle detection layer disposed proximate the micro-fluidic circuit layer. The micro-fluidic device is constructed to provide a two-dimensional image of charged-particle emissions from a sample within the micro-fluidic circuit layer while in operation. A method of quantification of radioactivity in a biological sample includes directing a fluid containing the biological material into a microfluidic device, detecting charged particles emitted from the biological material with a two-dimensional imaging sensor, and forming a two-dimensional image over time corresponding to radioactivity of the biological sample.12-10-2009
20120112081RADIATION IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A radiation image photographing apparatus is provided with a bias source to apply a bias voltage via bias lines to radiation detecting elements arranged in a two dimensional form in regions divided by scanning lines and signal lines. The bias lines are connected to the radiation detecting elements with a ratio of one bias line to the radiation detecting elements arranged on one column in an extension direction of the signal line, and the bias lines are connected per a predetermined number of bias lines to either one of a plurality of connection lines. The bias voltage is applied from the bias source to the connection lines via the bias lines so that the bias voltage is applied to the radiation detecting elements via the bias lines connected to the connection lines.05-10-2012
20090078878Radiation imaging cassette - A radiation imaging cassette is provided with two types of communicating means within a housing. One is a wireless communicating means for communicating wirelessly with an imaging control means, and the other is a wired communicating means for communicating with the imaging control means. A metal detecting sensor for detecting metal in the periphery of the housing is also provided. A control section ceases the operation of the wireless communicating means and causes the radiation imaging cassette to communicate with imaging control means using the wired communication means, in response to detection of metal by the metal detecting sensor. Thereby, imaging operations are enabled to be performed safely even in cases that patients with pacemakers are in the vicinity of the radiation imaging cassette.03-26-2009
20090309033Method and apparatus for reducing temporal row-wise noise in imagers - A method and apparatus for reducing temporal row noise by sampling pixel signals and a separate signal representing noise. The pixel signals and noise signals are used in a correlated differential sampling operation.12-17-2009
20090026378Radiation detecting cassette and radiation image capturing system - Power supply switches are disposed on respective side walls of a casing of a radiation detecting cassette, which are held out of contact with a patient when a radiation image of the patient is captured. When a surgeon or a radiological technician turns one of the power supply switches on or off, a battery starts or stops supplying electric power to a radiation detector, a cassette controller, and a transceiver.01-29-2009
20110042574Radiation detecting apparatus, radiographic image capturing system, and radiographic image capturing method - In a radiographic image capturing system, when a radiation detector is activated by a battery which is capable of being charged by a charging apparatus, charging of the battery by the charging apparatus is controlled based on whether image-capturing with respect to a subject is performed or not and/or whether delivery of the radiographic image information from the radiation detector is performed or not.02-24-2011
20090302229IMAGING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging apparatus includes a plurality of pixels disposed on an insulation substrate. Each of the pixels includes a plurality of thin-film transistors, a conversion element disposed above the TFTs, and a plurality of insulating layers disposed between the conversion element and the plurality of TFTs. The plurality of TFTs includes a reading TFT having a gate electrode electrically connected to the conversion element and a first selecting TFT electrically connected to a source electrode or a drain electrode of the reading TFT. At least one of a signal wiring, to which a signal corresponding to an electric charge obtained by conversion of incident light or radiation performed by the conversion element is transferred, and a gate wiring that supplies a driving signal to a gate electrode of the first selecting thin-film transistor, is disposed between the plurality of insulating layers.12-10-2009
20120187304PIXEL ARRAY AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME - A pixel array and an image sensor including the pixel array having improved sensitivity and can drive pixels with high resolution, according to embodiments. In embodiments, a pixel array may include a plurality of pixels having a pixel area and a logic area. The pixel array may include at least one of: (07-26-2012
20100090119Radiation imaging apparatus - A radiation imaging apparatus has a built in solid state detector. A detector holder for holding the solid state detector is configured to be movable within a casing from an imaging position and a standby position away from the imaging position, in order to enable effective utilization of equipment within the apparatus, such as a grid and an AEC, during imaging using cassettes. The apparatus is configured to accept insertion of a radiation imaging cassette having a built in radiation image detecting means when the detector holder is at the standby position.04-15-2010
20090121145Particle detection circuit comprising basic circuits forming subpixels - The particle detection circuit comprises a plurality of basic circuits. Each basic circuit comprises a particle detector element connected to an associated counter and a summing circuit having a first input connected to the output of the counter. Basic circuits, each forming a subpixel, are grouped together by series connection of their summing circuits to form a pixel. The output of the pixel, formed by the output of the summing circuit of a last basic circuit of the pixel, supplies counting signals representative of the number of particles detected by the set of basic circuits of the pixel. Disabling certain basic circuits of the pixel, by selective zero resetting of the first input of their summing circuit, can enable only the particles detected by certain zones of the pixel to be counted.05-14-2009
20080237479RADIATION IMAGE DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A radiation image detection method including the steps of: detecting from a radiation image detector including multitudes of pixels disposed two-dimensionally, each having a TFT switch, an analog image signal of each pixel flowing out through each data line by sequentially switching ON the TFT switches connected to each scanning line on a scanning line-by-scanning line basis; detecting an analog leak level flowing out through each data line with the TFT switches connected to each of the scanning lines being switched OFF each time before switching ON the TFT switches on a scanning line-by-scanning line basis when converting the detected analog image signal to a digital image signal and outputting; and correcting the analog image signal before being converted to the digital image signal based on the leak level.10-02-2008
20120187303RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING PROGRAM, AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING METHOD - The present invention provides a radiographic imaging device, a computer readable storage medium storing a radiographic imaging program, and a radiographic imaging method, that may appropriately reduce remaining charges of a photoelectric conversion element. Namely, when radiation is irradiated, an amplifier is switched to a sampling state, TFT switches are switched to an ON state, and charges that have been generated due to the radiation are read out for generating image data of a radiographic image. After an S/H switch has been turned ON for a specific duration and charges has been output to an ADC, the TFT switches are again switched to the ON state in a period outside the CA sampling period, and charges read out from sensor sections by the TFT switch are read-discarded without being employed for the generation of image data.07-26-2012
20100078571Method and System for Imaging a Radiation Source - A method for imaging a radiation source, and a device that utilizes these methods that in one embodiment include the steps of: calculating at least one Compton cone of a first parameter of a radiation emission from information received from a sensor occurrence; and tracing this Compton cone on to a unit sphere having preselected characteristics using an estimated angular uncertainty to limit at least a portion of said tracing. In another embodiment of the invention at least two Compton cones are calculated and then intersected upon a predefined surface such as a sphere. These intersection points can then be iterated over a preselected series of prior events.04-01-2010
20110168906RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - A radiation image detector includes a radiation-image-detector main body and a vacuum container. The radiation-image-detector main body generates charges by irradiation with an electromagnetic wave for recording that carries a radiation image and records the radiation image by accumulating the charges. The vacuum container is sealed to store the radiation-image-detector main body in a vacuum.07-14-2011
20090200477IMAGE READER - In an image reader, if a first and second light sources alternately light-up when a conveying unit conveys an imaging target medium, a visible light data group that is based on a reflected light, of a wavelength inside a visible spectrum, of a first light having a wavelength inside the visible spectrum and a visible light external data group that is based on the reflected light, of the wavelength inside the visible spectrum, of a second light having a wavelength outside the visible spectrum are alternately generated. By scanning the imaging target medium once and by collecting multiple visible light data group, first image data of the imaging target medium, based on the first light, is generated. Furthermore, by collecting multiple visible light external data group, second image data of the imaging target medium, based on the second light, is also generated.08-13-2009
20110198507RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, RADIATION GENERATING APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM, AND PROCESSING METHOD - A radiation imaging apparatus comprises: a radiation imaging unit configured to capture an image based on radiation irradiated by a radiation generator; a light receiving unit configured to receive light irradiated on an irradiated region of the radiation generator; and a control unit configured to communicate with a control apparatus of the radiation generator in accordance with reception of light by the light receiving unit.08-18-2011
20110204245PHOTONIC RADIATION DETECTION DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR DIMENSIONING AND OPERATING SUCH DEVICE - A photonic radiation detection device includes a collimator, a detector, means for localization in the detection plane defining on the one hand the partitioning of the detection plane in physical or virtual pixels of transversal dimensions smaller than those of the collimator channels, and associating on the other hand one of said pixels to each photon interaction. The detection device has at least in one previously selected acquisition configuration, a degree of pixelation in the detection plane greater than 1 and a collimator-detector distance (c) greater than one tenth of the septal height (h) of the collimator. A method for dimensioning such a device includes, for at least one given spatial frequency, calculating and comparing merit indicator values for different acquisition configurations of a structural model of the detection device.08-25-2011
20090166543Imaging reader with enhanced light throughput - A solid-state imager detects return light from a target, and generates an electrical signal corresponding to the return light. A controller processes the electrical signal into data indicative of the target during an imaging mode of operation. An imaging lens assembly captures, optically modifies and directs the return light over a field of view along an optical path onto the imager. The imaging lens assembly includes a variable liquid lens controlled by the controller for optically modifying the return light. The liquid lens has an entrance area and is located in close proximity to an aperture stop A plurality of solid lenses magnifies the aperture stop and has an entrance pupil larger in size than the aperture stop and the entrance area to increase throughput of the return light to the imager.07-02-2009
20080290283Signal noise reduction for imaging in biological analysis - A system and method for characterizing contributions to signal noise associated with charge-coupled devices adapted for use in biological analysis. Dark current contribution, readout offset contribution, photo response non-uniformity, and spurious charge contribution can be determined by the methods of the present teachings and used for signal correction by systems of the present teachings.11-27-2008
20110204246RADIATION IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A radiation image pickup apparatus allowed to restore a change in characteristics in a pixel transistors caused by radiation, and a method of driving the same are provided. The radiation image pickup apparatus includes: a pixel section including a plurality of unit pixels and generating an electrical signal based on incident radiation, each of the unit pixels including one or more pixel transistors and a photoelectric conversion element; a drive section for selectively driving the unit pixels of the pixel section; and a characteristic restoring section including a first constant current source for annealing and a selector switch for changing a current path from the unit pixels to the first constant current source at the time of non-measurement of the radiation, and allowing an annealing current to flow through the pixel transistor, thereby restoring characteristics of the pixel transistor.08-25-2011
20080308736RADIATION IMAGE CONVERSION PANEL, SCINTILLATOR PANEL, AND RADIATION IMAGE SENSOR - The radiation image conversion panel in accordance with the present invention has an aluminum substrate; an alumite layer formed on a surface of the aluminum substrate; a metal film, provided on the alumite layer, having a radiation transparency and a light reflectivity; a protective film covering the metal film and having a radiation transparency and a light transparency; and a converting part provided on the protective film and adapted to convert a radiation image.12-18-2008
20080203310RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - Generation of residual images due to charge leakage is suppressed. A radiation image detector is constituted by: an upper planar electrode that transmits electromagnetic waves bearing radiation image information; a charge generating layer that generates electric charges when irradiated by the electromagnetic waves which are transmitted through the upper planar electrode; and a plurality of divided electrodes for collecting the electric charges generated by the charge generating layer. The divided electrodes have inclined electrode surfaces, which are inclined with respect to the upper planar electrode.08-28-2008
20120138807RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - A FPD includes a signal processing circuit and noise detecting elements provided for each group containing plural columns of pixels. The signal processing circuit converts signal charges accumulated in the pixels into electric signals and outputs the electric signals. Each of the noise detecting elements has the same structure as that of the pixel, but does not have a function of accumulating the electric charges. A voltage signal of the noise detecting element represents noise components. A subtractor subtracts the voltage signal of the noise detecting elements from a voltage signal of the pixels which is outputted from the noise processing circuit.06-07-2012
20100140490RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE - There is provided a radiographic imaging device including: a radiation detector; a switching power supply; a storage section; a reading section; and a control section that controls the switching power supply so as to implement switching control and cause electricity to be accumulated in the storage section at a time when charge is not being read by the reading section, and stop switching control at a time when charge is being read by the reading section.06-10-2010
20110049375RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM USING RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS - A radiation imaging apparatus comprises a first driving circuit unit to drive a first switching element connected to a conversion element, wherein the conversion element converting radiation into charges, a second driving circuit unit to drive a second switching element connected to the conversion element, and a control unit to control the first driving circuit and the second driving circuit independently at different timing.03-03-2011
20090026377Cassette - A radiation detecting cassette includes a casing having first through fourth display units mounted on respective side walls thereof for displaying ID information of a patient, etc. The casing also has first detectors on the respective side walls for detecting obstacles facing the first through fourth display units and second detectors on the respective side walls for detecting loads applied to the casing near the first through fourth display units. Based on detected results from the first and second detectors, at least one of the first through fourth display units which is not covered by the patient is selected to display the ID information of a patient, etc.01-29-2009
20120068078RADIATION DETECTOR, IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRODE STRUCTURE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING AN IMAGE - The present invention discloses a radiation detector, an imaging device and an electrode structure thereof, and a method for acquiring an image. The radiation detector comprises: a radiation sensitive film, a top electrode on the radiation sensitive film, and an array of pixel units electrically coupled to the radiation sensitive film, wherein each pixel unit comprises: a pixel electrode, which is configured to collect a charge signal in a pixel area of the radiation sensitive film; a storage capacitor, which is connected to the pixel electrode, and is configured to store the charge signal collected by the pixel electrode; a reset transistor, which is connected to the pixel electrode, and is configured to clear the charge in the storage capacitor; a buffer transistor, which is connected to the pixel electrode, and is configured to convert the charge signal on the pixel electrode into a voltage signal and transfer the voltage signal to a signal line; a column strobe transistor, which is configured to select a predetermined column of pixel electrodes; and a row strobe transistor, which is configured to select a predetermined row of pixel electrodes, wherein, the column strobe transistor and the row strobe transistor are connected in series between the buffer transistor and the signal line, and transfer the voltage signal of the corresponding pixel unit in response to a column strobe signal and a row strobe signal. The radiation detector may be used for, for example, X-ray digital imaging.03-22-2012
20090206265Electron Bombarded Image Sensor Array Device and Its Manufacturing Method - The invention relates to an electron bombarded image sensor array device comprising a vacuum chamber having a photocathode capable of releasing electrons into said vacuum chamber when exposed to light impinging on said photocathode, a photocathode capable of releasing electrons into said vacuum chamber when exposed to light impinging on said photocathode, electric field means for accelerating said released electrons from said photocathode towards an anode spaced apart from said photocathode in a facing relationship to receive an electron image from said photocathode, said anode being constructed as a back-thinned image sensor array having electric connecting pads distributed according to a pattern along the surface area of said sensor facing away from said photocathode, a carrier on which said image sensor array is mounted, said carrier having electric connecting pads distributed according to a pattern to feed electric signals from said image sensor array outside said vacuum chamber and electric connecting means for electrically connecting at least one of said electric connecting pads of said image sensor array with at least one of said electric connecting pads of said carrier.08-20-2009
20090084966RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - In a radiation image detector including a voltage-applied electrode, to which a voltage is applied, and a semiconductor layer for generating charges by irradiation with radiation, which are superposed one on the other, a charge injection prevention layer that covers at least the edge of the voltage-applied electrode is provided. Further, a protruding electrode is provided on the upper surface of the charge injection prevention layer in such a manner that the side surface of an edge of the protruding electrode is located on the outer side of the side surface of the edge of the voltage-applied electrode and the side surface of the other edge of the protruding electrode is located at the position of the side surface of the edge of the voltage-applied electrode or on the inner side thereof.04-02-2009
20090084964Radiation imaging apparatus - A radiation imaging system is equipped with a radiation imaging apparatus and a control apparatus. The radiation imaging apparatus reads out image signals from a radiation detecting section that detects radiation which has passed through a subject, and outputs the read out image signals as wireless signals. The control apparatus outputs predetermined control signals to the radiation imaging apparatus as wireless signals. A second wireless communicating section of the control apparatus decreases the signal strength of communications to be lower during readout of the image signals than at times other than during readout of image signals.04-02-2009
20090084965RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - A voltage applying electrode, to which a voltage is to be applied, a semiconductor layer, which is capable of generating electric charges when radiation is irradiated to the semiconductor layer, and an electrode for detecting an electric signal in accordance with a radiation dose are overlaid one upon another. A hole injection blocking layer is located between the voltage applying electrode and the semiconductor layer. The hole injection blocking layer contains an alloy of Sb04-02-2009
20090014658Solid-state photodetector pixel and photodetecting method - A pixel is formed in a semiconductor substrate (S) with a plane surface for use in a photodetector. It comprises an active region for converting incident light (In) into charge carriers, photogates (PGL, PGM, PGR) for generating a lateral electric potential (Φ(x)) across the active region, and an integration gate (IG) for storing charge carriers generated in the active region and a dump site (Ddiff). The pixel further comprises separation-enhancing means (SL) for additionally enhancing charge separation in the active region and charge transport from the active region to the integration gate (IG). The separation-enhancing means (SL) are for instance a shield layer designed such that for a given lateral electric potential (Φ(x)), the incident light (In) does not impinge on the section from which the charge carriers would not be transported to the integration gate (IG).01-15-2009
20090001275Image detection device and method of driving image detector - An image detection device has an image detector equipped with a detection section having a charge generation section that receives irradiation of electromagnetic waves and generates charges, a storage capacitor in which two electrodes are disposed so as to oppose one another and which accumulates charges generated at the charge generation section, and a TFT switching element for reading out charges accumulated in the storage capacitor. At a time before a point in time of reading out of charges from the storage capacitor via the switching element of the image detector, a reference potential of the storage capacitor is varied by a variable Cs power source, and leak current sufficiently flows before reading out of a charge signal from the image detector. Leak current is thereby reduced sufficiently at a time of reading out the charge signal.01-01-2009
20120104267IMAGING APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE SENSOR - An imaging apparatus including: a plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion element and a sample hold circuit; a plurality of signal lines configured to read from the plurality of pixels an electric signal held in the sample hold circuit therein; a imaging control unit configured to perform a first control for applying the held electric signal to the plurality of signal lines, and a second control for sequentially applying to the signal lines the electric signal obtained corresponding to light received by each of the plurality of pixels and reading the electric signal, after the first control has been performed; and a generation unit configured not to create image data based on the electric signal applied to the signal line by the first control but to create the image data based on the electric signal read via the signal line by the second control.05-03-2012
20090256079IMAGING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - For reducing extremely conspicuous line noise appearing in a picked up image with a simple configuration without complicating the configuration of an apparatus, an imaging apparatus a first sampling and holding circuit for sampling and holding an electric signal from pixels in one column of the detection unit and a second sampling and holding circuit for sampling and holding and electric signal from pixels in the other column of the detection unit, and a control unit for controlling such that the first and second sampling and holding circuits perform the sampling and holding in mutually different timings.10-15-2009
20120193545DETECTOR SYSTEMS WITH ANODE INCIDENCE FACE AND METHODS OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A detector module for an imaging system, such as a CT system, and a method for fabricating the same are presented. The detector module includes an array of direct conversion sensors, the direct conversion sensors having a first side and a second side. The first side of the direct conversion sensors includes a segmented electrode side forming an array of pixels that receive radiation and convert the received radiation into corresponding charge signals, whereas the second side includes a common electrode side. The detector module also includes a readout electronic circuitry coupled to one or more of the direct conversion sensors where the readout electronic circuitry is configured to be shielded from the radiation. In addition, the detector module includes a bias voltage circuitry coupled to the one or more direct conversion sensors on the second side.08-02-2012
20100187427RADIATION DETECTING CASSETTE AND RADIATION IMAGE PICKING-UP SYSTEM - A wireless communication control unit controls a transmitting and receiving apparatus so as to prohibit transmission of radiation image information to the outside by wireless communication or power supply from the outside to an electric power source by wireless communication in accordance with an exposure detecting signal from an exposure detecting unit or a conversion detecting signal from a conversion detecting unit. Thus, this can control the transmitting and receiving apparatus not to carry out, at the same period of time, the irradiation of a radiation (X) to a radiation detector, a conversion operation of the radiation image information in the radiation detector, and wireless communication by the transmitting and receiving apparatus.07-29-2010
20100155612IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - An image pickup apparatus includes a base that has electric conductivity, at least one image pickup element, and at least one fixing member for fixing the image pickup element to the base. The base has at least one conducting portion on the surface thereof on the side of the fixing member, and the image pickup element has a conducting portion on the surface thereof on the side of the fixing member. The fixing member is formed of peelable resin for separating the image pickup element from the base by applying current. The area of the conducting portion of the base is larger than the area of the fixing region between the fixing member and the base.06-24-2010
20100148081Cassette - A radiation detecting cassette has a casing including a first flat plate for facing a patient and a second flat panel for facing a surgical table. The first flat plate and the second flat panel are spaced from each other by a predetermined distance. The casing also includes a pair of first and second tapered side members disposed on respective side edges of the first and second flat plates. The first and second tapered side members are progressively tapered toward their distal ends. The first and second tapered side members house therein respective radiation shields, which in turn house therein a battery, a cassette controller, and a transceiver.06-17-2010
20090078877RADIATION IMAGING ELEMENT - A radiation imaging element that includes a plurality of pixel portions each having a phosphor layer that absorbs radiation transmitted through a subject to emit light, a photoelectric conversion portion that includes an upper electrode, a lower electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode, and a TFT which outputs a signal corresponding to an electric charge generated in the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein the TFT includes at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, and an electric insulating layer is further provided so as to be electrically connected between the active layer and at least one of the source electrode or the drain electrode.03-26-2009
20100193696APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CALIBRATING PIXELATED DETECTORS - An apparatus and methods for calibrating pixelated detectors are provided. A method includes acquiring energy response data for a plurality of pixels of the pixelated semiconductor radiation detector and performing at least one of energy calibration and sensitivity calibration on each of the plurality of pixels based on the acquired energy response data.08-05-2010
20100237252METHOD OF HIGH-ENERGY PARTICLE IMAGING BY COMPUTING A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SAMPLED PIXEL VOLTAGES - A method of high-energy particle imaging by individual particle counting with an active pixel direct bombardment detector. The method includes the step of providing an active pixel direct bombardment detector including an array of pixels. Each pixel is characterized by a reset time constant. The method further includes sampling the pixel voltage of each pixel at a first time. The method further includes applying a pixel reset voltage to each pixel for a reset time interval less than the reset time constant. The method further includes sampling the pixel voltage of each pixel at a second time. The method further includes computing a difference between the sampled pixel voltages at the first and second times. The sampling and the applying of the reset voltage may be periodic. A direct bombardment detector is also provided.09-23-2010
20100243906DIRECT CONVERSION DETECTOR - A radiation-sensitive detector includes a first substrate 09-30-2010
20120193546RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE - The present invention provides a radiographic imaging device, a computer-readable medium storing a program for controlling a radiographic imaging device, and a method for controlling a radiographic imaging device, that may suppress feed-through without narrowing a dynamic range. Namely, a control section outputs control signals via scan lines to gates of TFT switches to perform control in such a way that the timing when a TFT switch n−1 of a pixel n−1 is switched to an OFF state and the timing when a TFT switch n of a pixel n is switched to an ON state become simultaneous timings, or timings that can be regarded substantially simultaneous even though the time period in which the TFT switch n is in an ON state and part of the time period in which the TFT switch n−1 is in an ON state overlap.08-02-2012
20100001194RADIATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM - A radiation detection apparatus comprises a plurality of pixels each including a conversion element which converts incident radiation into a charge, a switching element which transfers the charge, and an interlayer insulation film disposed between the conversion element and the switching element, a gate line to drive the switching element, and a signal line located to intersect with the gate line and configured to read out the charge transferred from the switching element, wherein Ca≧ε01-07-2010
20110057111RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM - A radiographic image capturing system includes plural radiographic image capturing devices that carry out an image capturing preparation operation when capturing a radiographic image; and a synchronous control section that carries out control that synchronizes the image capturing preparation operations of the plurality of radiographic image capturing devices.03-10-2011
20090114830Apparatus and Method for Detection of Radiation - Digital images or the charge from pixels in light sensitive semiconductor based imagers may be used to detect gamma rays and energetic particles emitted by radioactive materials. Methods may be used to identify pixel-scale artifacts introduced into digital images and video images by high energy gamma rays. Statistical tests and other comparisons on the artifacts in the images or pixels may be used to prevent false-positive detection of gamma rays. The sensitivity of the system may be used to detect radiological material at distances in excess of 50 meters. Advanced processing techniques allow for gradient searches to more accurately determine the source's location, while other acts may be used to identify the specific isotope. Coordination of different imagers and network alerts permit the system to separate non-radioactive objects from radioactive objects.05-07-2009
20090039275Processing method, manufacturing method of semiconductor device, and processing apparatus - A processing method for selectively reducing or removing the region to be exposed with energy ray in a film formed on a substrate, comprising relatively scanning a first exposure light whose shape on the substrate is smaller than the whole first region to be exposed against the whole first region to be exposed to selectively remove or reduce the first region to be exposed, and exposing a whole second region to be exposed inside the whole first region to be exposed with a second exposure light to selectively expose the whole second region to be exposed.02-12-2009
20090039276Radiation detecting cassette and radiation image capturing system - A radiation detecting cassette includes an IC card detector which detects insertion of an IC card in a slot, outputs a detection signal representing that the IC card is inserted in the slot, and reads ID information stored in the IC card. An ID checker of the radiation detecting cassette checks the ID information against ID information stored in a card ID memory. A battery controller controls a battery to start supplying electric power to a radiation detector based on a checking result from the ID checker.02-12-2009
20110017917Multiple Image Collection and Synthesis for Personnel Screening - An apparatus and method for inspecting personnel or their effects. A first and second carriage each carries a source for producing a beam of penetrating radiation incident on a given subject. A positioner provides for relative motion of each beam vis-à-vis the subject in a motion, the vertical component of which is one-way. A detector receives radiation produced by at least one of the sources after the radiation interacts with the subject.01-27-2011
20110127440RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS - There is provided a radiographic imaging apparatus including: a control unit configured as a flat plate shape housing a control section and a power source section; a panel unit configured as a flat plate shape housing a radiation detection panel; and a connection member that rotatably connects one edge portion of each of the control unit and the panel unit so as to adopt two states: a closed state in which one face of the control unit faces one face of the panel unit on the opposite side to an irradiation face irradiated with radiation, and an open state in which the one face of the control unit and the one face of the panel unit on the opposite side are side-by-side in a same flat plane.06-02-2011
20110127441LIGHT OR RADIATION IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An X-ray detector provided for a radiation image pickup apparatus of this invention includes two types of areas, i.e. an image area for X-ray detection, and an image area for time variation noise detection to detect time variation noises generating from circuits of the X-ray detector. Consequently, time variation noises can be detected properly, regardless of damage to gate circuits of an active matrix substrate, by reading charge signals from the image area for time variation noise detection before a gate drive circuit is set to ON. As a result, a radiation image pickup apparatus with improved image quality can be manufactured.06-02-2011
20110127439RADIATION SENSOR AND RADIATION IMAGE DETECTION APPARATUS - Provided are a radiation sensor having a first flexible substrate provided with a phosphor layer which converts incident radiation into an electromagnetic wave in a wavelength region that is at least different from that of the radiation; an organic photoelectric conversion layer which includes a charge transport layer and a charge generation layer containing a charge transporting agent and 55% by mass to 75% by mass of a polymer binder, and photoelectrically converts the electromagnetic wave; a second flexible substrate provided with a charge detection layer which includes a storage capacitor and a thin film transistor and is adapted to read electrical charge generated at the organic photoelectric conversion layer; and a polymer subbing layer disposed between the organic photoelectric conversion layer and the charge detection layer, and a radiation image detection apparatus using the radiation sensor.06-02-2011
20110108733SCINTILLATION PIXEL DESIGN AND METHOD OF OPERATION - Scintillation pixels are described that can include a series of ridges formed in the outer surfaces of the pixels. The ridges may be oriented vertically or horizontally and can result in faster scintillators and in scintillators that exhibit a reduction in light spread.05-12-2011
20110108732RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM AND RELAY STATION SELECTION METHOD - This invention includes a radiation detector to detect the radiation transmitted through an object while being in a portable state or mounted on a detector holder, a control unit to control capturing of a radiographic image using the radiation detector, and a plurality of relay stations to relay wireless communication from the radiation detector. The detector holder includes a detection unit to detect the mounting of the radiation detector. The control unit determines the usage pattern of the radiation detector or the mounting of the radiation detector on a detector holder based on detection information from the detection unit or a connection request from the radiation detector, and selects one of the relay stations based on the determination result.05-12-2011
20110024641RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - An imaging apparatus includes a detector, having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, for performing first and second radiography operations, a bias light source, and a control unit that controls the operation of the detector and the bias light source. In the first radiography operation, image data corresponding to radiation in a first radiation field corresponding to some of the pixels is output. In the second radiography operation, image data corresponding to radiation in a second radiation field larger than the first radiation field is output. In accordance with a change from the first radiation field to the second radiation field, the operation of the bias light source is controlled so that the irradiation with the bias light is performed during a period between the first and second radiography operations at a bias-light integral dose determined based on radiation integral dose information in the first radiography operation.02-03-2011
20110114846RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - A radiation imaging apparatus comprises a pixel region, on an insulating substrate 05-19-2011
20110042575Semiconductor Detector Block and Positron Emission Tomography Device Using the Same - A disclosed semiconductor detector block includes a plurality of semiconductor plates each configured to have a front surface on which an electrically resistive electrode is formed and a back surface on which an electrically conductive electrode is formed and to detect a two-dimensional detection position of gamma rays on the semiconductor plates using a ratio of electric signals from four corners of the electrically resistive electrode, wherein the plurality of semiconductor plates are piled up and a three-dimensional detection position of the gamma rays is detectable using a ratio of the electric signals from the four corners of the electrically resistive electrodes.02-24-2011
20110084212Multi-layer photon counting electronic module - A multilayer electronic module for photon counting such as in the solar blind region of the ultraviolet electromagnetic spectrum is provided.04-14-2011
20110147598PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERTER - Disclosed is a photoelectric converter.06-23-2011
20110073769Radiographic image capture managing system, and radiographic image capture managing method - A radiographic image capture managing system includes an information storage unit for storing image information acquired by a radiation detector in chronological order, a usage status acquirer for acquiring information concerning a usage status of the radiation detector, a deterioration information acquirer for acquiring information concerning an extent of deterioration of the radiation detector based on the image information, a service life predictor for predicting a service life of the radiation detector based on the acquired information concerning the extent of deterioration and the acquired information concerning the usage status, a service life prolongation information setter for setting service life prolongation advice information required to prolong the predicted service life based on a preset relationship between the usage status and the extent of deterioration of the radiation detector and history information, and a service life prolongation advice output unit for transmitting service life prolongation advice information to at least a console.03-31-2011
20110073768PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - A portable radiographic image capturing device includes an image capturing unit, a control unit, and a connecting member. The image capturing unit is formed in the shape of a flat plate, captures a radiographic, and includes a radiation detector that outputs electric signals expressing a captured radiographic image, the image capturing unit being able to capture a radiographic image from either an obverse side or a reverse side of the flat plate. The control unit includes a controller that controls image capturing operations of the radiation detector. The connecting member connects the image capturing unit and the control unit such that both units can be opened and closed between an unfolded state, in which the both units are lined-up next to one another, and a housed state, in which the both units are folded-up so as to be superposed one on another.03-31-2011
20110073767RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE, AND RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM - A radiation image capturing device has: a radiation image capturing section that is adapted to image capturing in a selected operation mode, an image processing section, a power supply section that supplies electric power for driving to the radiation image capturing section, a connection portion that electrically connects to at least one of a power supply device or an image processing device, and a control section. The control section effects control such that, in a case in which an operation mode that generates a predetermined generated heat amount or more is selected and the power supply device is connected to the connection portion, the power supply device is used instead of the power supply section, and, in a case in which an operation mode that generates a predetermined generated heat amount or more is selected and the image processing device is connected to the connection portion, the image processing device is used instead of the image processing section.03-31-2011
20110062341SENSOR DEVICE - A sensor device, in particular for an image recorder for recording any desired radiation, in particular electromagnetic radiation, X-ray radiation, gamma radiation or some other particle radiation has a plurality of sensor layers which are arranged above one another and each have sensor elements. In each sensor layer, coefficients of a basic function are recorded by the sensor elements which are hard-wired and each directly provide a measured value, the magnitude of which corresponds to a coefficient of the basic function which may be a wavelet basic function. The sensor device provides a recorded image in compressed form and with simultaneously little complexity and can be used in a versatile manner, in particular in an image recorder or a digital camera or, in medicine, in an X-ray machine or a tomograph. Furthermore, the sensor device can be used in a satellite for distant reconnaissance or for the purposes of astrophysics.03-17-2011
20120119097RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM - There is provided a radiographic imaging device including: an imaging panel at which sensor portions, that detect radiation or light converted from radiation, are formed at a detection region, and that captures a radiographic image expressed by radiation or light converted from radiation; a light illuminating section at which light-emitting portions, that can individually illuminate light for erasing residual images, are provided per sectional region obtained by dividing the detection region into the sectional regions; a storage section that stores imaging actual results information that expresses past actual results of imaging carried out by the imaging panel; and a control section that, in accordance with at least one of actual results of imaging and imaging conditions, controls absence/presence of illumination of, light amount of, and illumination time period of light from the respective light-emitting portions of the light illuminating section.05-17-2012
20090026376Cassette device and cassette storage bag for cassette device - A cassette device includes a radiation detecting cassette having a radiation detector therein for detecting radiation having passed through a subject and converting the detected radiation into radiation image information, a transmission and reception controller connected to the radiation detector for transmitting the radiation image information to an image processor by way of wireless communications, and a cassette storage bag for storing the radiation detecting cassette therein. The cassette storage bag includes an antenna incorporated therein for transmitting the radiation image information from the transmission and reception controller to the image processor by way of wireless communications. The transmission and reception controller and the antenna are capable of being electrically connected to each other through detachable connectors.01-29-2009
20100252743IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - A first leakage current value output from each signal line is stored in a storage unit, with a charge corresponding to an emitted radiation being held in a radiographic image detector, when the radiation is uniformly emitted to the radiographic image detector. A second leakage current value is acquired which is output from each signal line, with a charge corresponding to the radiation dose being held in the radiographic image detector, when the radiation passing through an object is emitted to the radiographic image detector. When the first and second leakage current values are equal to each other for each line corresponding to each signal line, all pixels on the line are determined to belong to a background area (lines A and C). When the second leakage current value is smaller than the first leakage current value and larger than a predetermined value, it is determined that there are the object areas and the background areas on the line (lines B, D, and E), and the total number of pixels in the background area on the line is calculated from the ratio of the first leakage current value to the second leakage current value. In this way, the distribution of the object area and the background area in the image which is held in the radiographic image detector when the radiation passing through the object is emitted is estimated before the reading of the image from the radiographic image detector is completed.10-07-2010
20080230708RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING METHOD AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM - A radiographic imaging method and system use a radiation solid state detector or a flat panel detector (FPD). The method and system enable radiographic imaging to be continued for a while after occurrence of pixel defects that may lower image quality and minimizing adverse effects of the pixel defects. The pixel defects are analyzed in the respective local regions on the detector. A pixel defect correction is not made on local regions where the pixel defect exceeds a given tolerance but these regions are marked on the radiographic image for recognition.09-25-2008
20080315105Method and Apparatus for Correcting Excess Signals in an Imaging System - A method and apparatus for excess signal compensation in an imaging system is described. In one particular embodiment, the invention provides for non-linear background, offset (due to time dependent dark current) and/or lag (including constant, linear and non-linear terms, due to image persistence) corrections of large area, flat panel imaging sensors.12-25-2008
20080315104Color image sensing apparatus and method of processing infrared-ray signal - A color image sensing apparatus and a method of processing an infrared-ray signal are provided. The image sensing apparatus includes: a color filter array including a plurality of color filter units, each color filter unit including a red-pass filter passing red light, a green-pass filter passing green light, and a blue-pass filter passing blue light, and at least one of the red-, green- and blue-pass filters passing infrared-rays; an image sensor for providing an image signal corresponding to light passing through the color filter array, the image signal including a red light signal corresponding to the light passing through the red-pass filter, a green light signal corresponding to the light passing through the green-pass filter, a blue light signal corresponding to the light passing through the blue-pass filter, and an infrared-ray signal corresponding to the infrared-rays passing through the at least one filter; and an image signal processor for correcting and processing at least one of the red light signal, the green light signal and the blue light signal in response to the infrared-ray signal.12-25-2008
20080237478APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING A RADIATION IMAGE - A direction determination processor outputs imaging direction information representing the direction of an electronic cassette with respect to a subject during imaging of the subject. An image direction judging unit generates image direction information representing the direction of image data with respect to a reading direction in which a radiation detector is read, based on the imaging direction information, or based on the imaging direction information, imaging order information and a template. An image displaying direction determining unit generates displaying direction information, which represents a displaying direction of the image data on a display screen or a display device.10-02-2008
20120241634IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THEM - In an image pickup apparatus, a detector includes a detection unit and a driving circuit; the detection unit including a plurality of pixels each including a conversion element having a semiconductor layer, and the driving circuit being configured to drive the detection unit whereby the detector performs an image pickup operation to output the electric signal. A power supply unit supplies a voltage to the conversion element. A control unit controls the power supply unit such that the voltage applied to the semiconductor layer is higher in at least part of a period from the start of supplying the voltage to the semiconductor layer from the power supply unit to the start of the image pickup operation than in the image pickup operation.09-27-2012
20120199749IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS AND THE SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - An imaging apparatus includes a control unit and a detector that includes multiple pixels and that performs an image capturing operation to output image data corresponding to radiation or light that is emitted. The image capturing operation includes a first image capturing operation in a first scanning area corresponding to part of the multiple pixels to output image data in the first scanning area and a second image capturing operation in a second scanning area larger than the first scanning area to output image data in the second scanning area. The control unit causes the detector to perform an accumulation operation in the second image capturing operation in a time determined so that an image artifact caused by the scanning area is lower than a predetermined allowable value on the basis of information about the amount of integration of accumulation times in the first image capturing operation.08-09-2012
20080203311IMAGING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging apparatus includes a plurality of pixels disposed on an insulation substrate. Each of the pixels includes a plurality of thin-film transistors, a conversion element disposed above the TFTs, and a plurality of insulating layers disposed between the conversion element and the plurality of TFTs. The plurality of TFTs includes a reading TFT having a gate electrode electrically connected to the conversion element and a first selecting TFT electrically connected to a source electrode or a drain electrode of the reading TFT. At least one of a signal wiring, to which a signal corresponding to an electric charge obtained by conversion of incident light or radiation performed by the conversion element is transferred, and a gate wiring that supplies a driving signal to a gate electrode of the first selecting thin-film transistor, is disposed between the plurality of insulating layers.08-28-2008
20100320392Radiation image detection apparatus and radiation image photographing system - In a radiation image detection apparatus for reading out a radiation image signal from the radiation detection unit that detects radiation transmitted through a subject and outputting the radiation image signal as a radio communication signal, the carrier frequency of the radio communication signal is made lower during a reading period in which the radiation image signal is being read out by the read out unit than the carrier frequency of the radio communication signal at a time other than the reading period, and compression is performed on the radiation image signal and compressed radiation image signal is outputted as a radio communication signal during the reading period.12-23-2010
20110133095RADIATION SENSOR AND RADIATION IMAGE DETECTION APPARATUS - Provided is a radiation sensor comprising: a phosphor layer that converts incident radiation into converted light containing a first light component having a first wavelength region that includes a maximum peak wavelength different from a maximum peak wavelength of the radiation, and a second light component having a second wavelength region of 400 nm to 460 nm, different from that of the radiation and the first wavelength region; an organic photoelectric conversion layer; and an insulating substrate provided with a charge detection layer, and that includes a storage capacitor and a thin film transistor having an oxide semiconductor active layer, wherein the first and second light components each pass through the organic photoelectric conversion layer and arrive at the oxide semiconductor active layer, and wherein an intensity of the second light component is lower than an intensity of the first light component.06-09-2011
20110139992X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus including a flow passage 06-16-2011
20120145912RADIOLOGICAL IMAGE DETECTION APPARATUS, RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND RADIOGRAPHIC SYSTEM - A radiological image detection apparatus includes a first grating, a second grating, a scanning unit, a radiological image detector, a radiation detection unit, and a control unit. The scanning unit relatively displaces at least one of the radiological image and the second grating to a plurality of relative positions at which phase differences of the radiological image and the second grating are different from each other. The radiation detection unit is provided on a path of the radiation and detects the radiation irradiated to the radiological image detector. The control unit allows the scanning unit to perform a relative displacement operation of the first grating and the second grating in a time period in which a radiation dose detection value of the radiation detected by the radiation detection unit is attenuated to a given level.06-14-2012
20110095195RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - This invention provides a radiographic imaging device, having: a scintilator layer which converts transmitted radiation incident with emission of radiation to an imaging target to light; a first organic photoelectric conversion layer which is continuous and converts a first light containing the maximum peak wavelength from the scintilator layer to a charge; an insulating substrate having a storage capacitor and a thin film transistor for reading the charge generating in the first organic photoelectric conversion layer for each image detection pixel; a second organic photoelectric conversion layer which converts a second light from the scintilator layer to a charge; and a radiation dose detection circuit for reading the charge generating in the second organic photoelectric conversion layer for each radiation dose detection pixel and a radiographic imaging system using the same.04-28-2011
20080217544RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROCESSING IMAGE INFORMATION THEREFOR - A radiation detector includes two radiation conversion panels for detecting radiation image information representing a radiation image of a subject. A signal combination judging circuit judges a combination of two serial signals representing the detected radiation image information. Based on the judged combination, an amplitude/phase modulator modulates the serial signal into an amplitude-modulated signal and modulates the phase of the amplitude-modulated signal according to the other serial signal, generating an amplitude/phase-modulated signal. The amplitude/phase-modulated signal is transmitted through an optical fiber to a console.09-11-2008
20110186741Radiographic image capturing apparatus, radiographic image capturing system, and method of supplying electric power to radiographic image capturing apparatus - A radiographic image capturing apparatus has a radiation source device including a radiation source for outputting radiation, and a detector device including a radiation detector for detecting radiation that is transmitted through a subject when the subject is irradiated with radiation by the radiation source, and converting the detected radiation into a radiographic image. At least one of the radiation source device and the detector device has an electric power supply limiting unit for limiting supply of electric power, and the electric power supply limiting unit controls supply of electric power between the radiation source device and the detector device, depending on timing of an image capturing process.08-04-2011
20100025592METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIATION DETECTION - An imaging system for imaging an object has an x-ray source for emitting x-rays. A detection system has a plurality of position sensitive detector planes, and the object is located between the x-ray source and the detection system. A portion of the x-rays pass through said object and pass into said plurality of detector planes and are detected within the plurality of detector planes. A multi-channel readout system is coupled to the plurality of position sensitive detector planes. A display system is coupled to the multi-channel readout system, and the display system displays an image of said object. A portion of the x-rays passing into the plurality of detector planes undergoes at least one Compton scatter within the plurality of detection planes and is detected. A total or partial energy corresponding to each portion of the emitted x-rays is recorded by a multichannel readout system. The direction for the said detected x-ray is determined and the direction and total or partial energy corresponding to each detected x-ray is processed by a multi-channel readout system to generate said image.02-04-2010
20110215250RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE - A radiographic image according to an embodiment includes two radiation detectors and a light blocking layer. Each of the radiation detectors includes a light generation layer that generates light due to irradiation of radiation, and a substrate that accumulates charge by receiving light generated at the light generation layer and includes switch elements for reading the charge. The two radiation detectors are superimposed on each other. The light blocking layer is disposed between the two radiation detectors, and blocks light generated by each of the light generation layers of the two radiation detectors from the other light generation layer.09-08-2011
20110001053LOW-POWER TDC-ADC AND ANGER LOGIC IN RADIATION DETECTION APPLICATIONS - A diagnostic imaging device includes a signal processing circuit (01-06-2011
20120305785DETECTION DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, DETECTION DEVICE, AND DETECTION SYSTEM - In a method of manufacturing a detection device including a plurality of pixels arrayed on a substrate, the pixels each including a switch element and a conversion element including an impurity semiconductor layer disposed on an electrode, which is disposed above the switch element, which is isolated per pixel, and which is made of a transparent conductive oxide joined to the switch element, and further including an interlayer insulating layer, which is made of an organic material, which is disposed between the switch elements and the electrodes, and which covers the switch elements, the method includes insulating members each made of an inorganic material and disposed to cover the interlayer insulating layer between adjacent two of the electrodes in contact with the interlayer insulating layer, and forming an impurity semiconductor film covering the insulating members and the electrodes and becoming the impurity semiconductor layer.12-06-2012
20120037809IMAGING MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WITH A PRINTED ORGANIC PHOTODIODE ARRAY - An imaging system includes a macro organic photodiode array with rows and columns of printed photodiodes. The array may be bendable for easy manufacture and assembly on a curved support within an imaging system. Two or more layers of photodiodes may be provided for use in a spectral CT imaging system or as slices.02-16-2012
20110012021NUCLEAR THREAT DETECTION - A detector for detecting radiation, the detector comprising: 01-20-2011
20110155917SCINTILLATOR PANEL, RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SCINTILLATOR PANEL AND RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - A scintillator panel includes a substrate and a scintillator layer. The substrate includes a first plate having a surface provided with irregularities, and a flat second plate fixed to the first plate in a confronting relation to the irregularities of the first plate. The scintillator layer is disposed on a surface of the second plate on the side oppositely away from the first plate.06-30-2011
20120006994RADIATION IMAGE DETECTING SYSTEM - Provided is a radiation image detecting system including a cassette type radiation image detecting apparatus capable of being driven by electric power supplied from a built-in battery; a charge controlling circuit to control charging of the battery; a cradle supplying electric power to the radiation image detecting apparatus; and a cable supplying electric power to the radiation image detecting apparatus, wherein the radiation image detecting apparatus includes a connection section being electrically connected to each of the cradle and the cable to receive the electric power; the battery is charged by the cradle being connected to the connection section and by the cable being connected to the connection section; and the charge controlling circuit switches a charging current between a time when the cradle is connected to the connection section and a time when the cable is connected to the connection section.01-12-2012
20110049374INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING ANOMALOUS PIXEL, AND RADIOGRAPHIC SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus of the present invention includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a predetermined image and an image after correction which corrected an anomalous pixel of the predetermined image, and a display control unit configured to display an image expanding a partial region of the predetermined image including the anomalous pixel and a pixel used for correcting the anomalous pixel, and the image after correction.03-03-2011
20120153175DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC DETECTOR ARRAY INCLUDING SPACERS AND METHODS FOR SAME - Embodiments relate to detector imaging arrays with scintillators (e.g., scintillating phosphor screens) mounted to imaging arrays. For example, the detector arrays comprise spacers to define a space between or separate the scintillator from the imaging array and a component of the imaging array is formed over the spacers. Embodiments according to present teachings can provide projection radiographic imaging apparatuses and methods including increased fill factors. Embodiments according to present teachings can provide projection radiographic imaging apparatuses, including a scintillator, an imaging array including a plurality of pixels formed over a substrate, and a plurality of spacers disposed between an active surface of the imaging array and the scintillator, where a component of the imaging array is over at least one of the spacers. The spacers can adjust light transmittance between the imaging array and the scintillator.06-21-2012
20120153174DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC DETECTOR ARRAY INCLUDING SPACERS AND METHODS FOR SAME - Embodiments relate to detector imaging arrays with highly robust mounting of scintillators (e.g., scintillating phosphor screens) to imaging arrays. For example, the detector arrays comprise spacers to define a space between or separate the scintillator from the imaging array. Embodiments according to present teachings can provide projection radiographic imaging apparatuses, including a scintillator, an imaging array including a plurality of pixels formed over a substrate, and a plurality of spacers disposed between an active surface of the imaging array and the scintillator. The spacers can reduce or prevent contact between a surface of the scintillator and the active surface of the imaging array, strengthen or control attachment therebetween, or adjust light transmittance therebetween.06-21-2012
20120153173HIGH CHARGE CAPACITY PIXEL ARCHITECTURE, PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SAME - Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining an imaging array or a digital radiographic system including a plurality of pixels where at least one pixel can include a scan line, a bias line, a switching element including a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control electrode where the control electrode is electrically coupled to the scan line; and a photoelectric conversion element including a first terminal electrically coupled to the bias line and a second terminal electrically coupled to the first terminal of the switching element, and a signal storage element formed in the same layers as the scan line, bias line, the data line, the switching element and the photoelectric conversion element. An area of one terminal of the signal storage element can be larger than a surface area of the pixel.06-21-2012
20120119096Method and Apparatus for Using Image Cumulative Distribution Function for Tomographic Reconstruction Quality Control - Methods and apparatuses for quality control in image space for processing with an input data set are disclosed. A method includes providing an image object, including multiple voxels, and an input data set. A data model is determined from the image object. A cumulative distribution function (CDF) for the input data set is determined from the data model and the input data set based on a plurality of projections. The CDF is transformed to an image cumulative distribution function (ICDF) in object space. The ICDF represents a number of standard deviations associated with each voxel of the image object. The output of the ICDF is displayed. A nuclear imaging system and a computer readable storage medium are also disclosed. Techniques disclosed herein facilitate efficient quality control for tomographic image reconstruction.05-17-2012
20120126131PIXILATED RADIATION SENSING DEVICE - A radiation sensing device subdivided in N*M pixels, comprising: a conversion part to convert an impinging radiation into an electrical signal, a processing part having: for each pixel, at least two counters associated to different regions, so that a ratio of counters to pixels is at least equal to 2, an arbitration circuit which, for each pixel: receives detection information from the pixel and neighbouring pixels, taking into account detection information for the pixel and neighbouring pixels, allocates a detection value to an elected counter.05-24-2012
20110180716RADIATION DETECTION ELEMENT - The present invention provides a radiation detection element including, a substrate that has a top surface, which has provided thereon, plural pixels, plural scan lines through which control signals flow for switching switching elements included in the plural pixels, and plural signal lines connected to the switching elements through lines that change to a non-conductive state by irradiation of a laser beam, through which electric signals according to charges generated in the plural pixels flow, in accordance with switching states of the switching elements, an intermediate insulation film provided on the lower side of sensor sections, and an intermediate insulation film provided on the upper side of the sensor sections, including portions that correspond to laser beam irradiation portions of the lines and are opened.07-28-2011
20120132821RADIATION IMAGE DETECTING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - When all TFTs are turned on, an electric signal is compared with a first threshold value. If the electric signal is equal to or more than the first threshold value, a first judgment unit judges that X-ray irradiation has been started. A second judgment unit compares second and third threshold values with a first-order differentiation value of an electric signal that is outputted in a state of turning off all the TFTs. If the first-order differentiation value is within or out of a range defined by the second and third threshold values throughout a verification period, the second judgment unit verifies that the judgment of the first judgment unit is correct. When the judgment of the first judgment unit is verified to be correct, the TFTs are kept turned off, and an FPD continuously carries out charge accumulation operation for capturing an X-ray image.05-31-2012
20120132822RADIATION DETECTION ELEMENT AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE - The present invention provides a radiation detection element and a radiographic imaging device that may provide optimal resolution that corresponds to the purpose of imaging and to imaging speed, and that may suppress increase in device size. Namely, TFTs of plural pixels in a column direction are connected to the same signal lines. When a moving image is imaged, a control signal is output via a control line, the TFTs of the pixels are turned on, and the charges are read-out from sensor sections. Since the two pixels×two pixels are operated as one pixel and the charges are extracted, resolution may be lowered when compared with a still image and a frame rate may be improved.05-31-2012
20120132820RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE DETECTING APPARATUS AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM - A radiographic image detecting apparatus and a radiographic image capturing system are provided. The radiographic image detecting apparatus includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements for generating electric charge by emission of radiation, a bias line through which a bias voltage is supplied to the photoelectric conversion elements, a power supply for applying the bias voltage to the photoelectric conversion elements through the bias line, a current detector for detecting a bias current flowing through the bias line, and a reading circuit including an amplifying circuit. The current detector includes a current mirror circuit connected between the bias line connected to the photoelectric conversion elements and the power supply.05-31-2012
20090057563RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - Edge portions of detection electrodes, such as a first linear electrode and a second linear electrode, that include the side surfaces of the detection electrodes and parts of surfaces of the detection electrodes, the surfaces continuing from the side surfaces and facing a photoconductive layer for recording, are covered with dielectrics. Further, surfaces of the detection electrodes and the dielectrics are coated with an anti-crystallization layer to prevent crystallization of a photoconductive layer for readout. At this time, the surfaces of the electrodes are smoothly covered with the dielectrics at angles θ of contact of 5 to 60 degrees so that no bump is present, thereby preventing generation of a crack in the anti-crystallization layer on the dielectrics and the electrodes. Accordingly, crystallization of the photoconductive layer for readout, which is induced by injection of charges from the edge portions of the detection electrodes or the like, is prevented.03-05-2009
20120168633APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE RADIOGRAPHIC IMGAGING ARRAY INCLUDING REFELCTIVE CAPABILTIY - Embodiments of methods/apparatus according to the application can include radiographic imaging device comprising an imaging array of pixels or a plurality of photosensors including a first side to receive light from a scintillator and a second side to pass second light responsive to impingement of the scintillator light and a reflective layer configured to reflect third light responsive to impingement of the second light. Exemplary photosensors can absorb a prescribed amount of the scintillator light received through a first transparent side and the third light received through a second transparent side. Exemplary reflective arrangements can be selected based upon scintillotor emission characteristics and/or photosensor absorption characteristics. Embodiments of radiographic detector arrays and methods can reduce photosensor thickness to reduce noise, reduce image lag and/or increase charge capacity. Embodiments can maintain the quantum efficiency of a reduced thickness photosensor.07-05-2012
20110186742RADIATION DETECTION ELEMENT - The present invention provides a radiation detection element that allows repairing of a defect portion, and that minimizes the number of pixels from which charges cannot be read out when repaired. Namely, in two adjacent pixels that are connected to a signal line having a defect portion where a defect has occurred and that are adjacent to the defect portion, the signal lines and the parallel lines are short-circuited to configure a parallel circuit parallel to the defect portion.08-04-2011
20120074328RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR, AND RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - An apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to perform imaging by using a plurality of image capture elements for accumulating electric charges, a storage unit configured to store an offset correction image, a correction image generation unit configured, when capturing a radiation image through radiant-ray irradiation, to combine the offset correction image with an image captured by using a part of the plurality of image capture elements through the imaging unit without radiant-ray irradiation to update the offset correction image, and a correction processing unit configured to correct the captured radiation image, based on the offset correction image.03-29-2012
20120074327IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - A flat panel sensor control unit reads image data from each region formed by dividing a flat panel. A write access control unit writes the image data read by the flat panel sensor control unit in a frame memory. A read access control unit starts reading the image data from the frame memory in response to that the writing of the image data to the frame memory becomes a predetermined state.03-29-2012
20100006765Electrical Connection Of A Substrate Within A Vacuum Device Via Electrically Conductive Epoxy/Paste - An image intensifier includes a microchannel plate (MCP) having an output surface, and a ceramic substrate having an outer surface. The output surface of the MCP and the outer surface of the ceramic substrate are oriented facing each other. An imager is substantially buried within the ceramic substrate, and an input surface of the imager is exposed to receive electrons from the output surface of the MCP. The input surface of the imager and the outer surface of the ceramic substrate are oriented in substantially the same plane. The input surface of the imager and the outer surface of the ceramic substrate are disposed at a very close distance from the output surface of the MCP. The imager includes input/output pads, and the ceramic substrate includes input/output pads. A conductive epoxy connects a respective input/output pad of the imager to a respective input/output pad of the ceramic substrate.01-14-2010
20110121190RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE - A radiographic imaging device includes: a panel unit accommodating a radiation detection panel; a control unit accommodating a control section and a power source section; and a connection portion, a first end portion of the connection portion being attached to a side portion of the panel unit so as to be rotatable around a first axis that is substantially parallel to an irradiation surface of the panel unit, and a second end portion of the connection portion being attached to the control unit so as to be rotatable around a second axis that is substantially parallel to the first axis.05-26-2011
20110121189RADIATION DETECTOR - Scan lines, each disposed to plural pixel lines for each of the pixel lines in a row direction of plural pixels disposed in a matrix, that switch each TFT switch provided at respective pixels in the plural pixel lines. Plural signal lines are each disposed to each of the pixel lines in the row direction of the matrix array. In each of the pixel lines in the row direction, respective signal line is connected to different TFT switch from the TFT switches that are connected to the same respective scan line, and charges accumulated in charge storage capacitors is read out according to the states of the TFT switches. The pixels or the signal lines at a subset of the pixel lines in one direction are disposed shifted in the one direction, such that the signal lines are disposed between pixels of the pixel lines.05-26-2011
20100327172RADIATION DETECTOR MANUFACTURING METHOD, A RADIATION DETECTOR, AND A RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS - A radiation detector of this invention includes a Cl-doped CdTe or Cl-doped CdZnTe polycrystalline semiconductor film in which defect levels in crystal grains are protected. This is obtained by grinding CdTe or CdZnTe crystal doped with Cl, and preparing the polycrystalline semiconductor film again by using its powder as the source. The defect levels of crystal grain boundaries in the polycrystalline semiconductor film are also protected by further doping the polycrystalline semiconductor film prepared again with Cl. These features enable manufacture of the radiation detector which has excellent sensitivity and response to radiation.12-30-2010
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20120080603APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING RADIATION - An apparatus and method for detecting radiation, which can improve the resolution of a radiation image and contribute to the simplification of the manufacture of the apparatus, are provided. The apparatus includes an upper electrode layer transmitting radiation; a first photoconductive layer becoming photoconductive upon exposure to the radiation and thus generating charges therein; a charge trapping layer trapping therein the charges generated in the first photoconductive layer and serving as a floating electrode; a second photoconductive layer becoming photoconductive upon exposure to rear light for reading out a radiation image; a lower transparent electrode layer charged with the charges trapped in the charge trapping layer; a rear light emission unit applying the rear light to the second photoconductive layer via the lower transparent electrode layer in units of pixels; and a data processing unit reading out a signal corresponding to the charges trapped in the charge trapping layer from the lower transparent electrode layer and generating a radiation image based on the read-out signal.04-05-2012
20120080605DETECTION APPARATUS AND RADIATION DETECTION SYSTEM - A stacked-type detection apparatus includes a plurality of pixels arranged at small intervals in row and column directions and has small signal line capacitance that allows a high-speed driving operation. Each pixel includes a conversion element configured to convert radiation or light into an electric charge and a switch element disposed on an insulating substrate. A driving line is disposed on the insulating substrate and is connected to switch elements arranged in the row direction; and a signal line is connected to switch elements arranged in the column direction. Each conversion element is disposed above a corresponding switch element. The driving line is realized using a conductive layer embedded in an insulating layer located below an uppermost surface portion of the driving line located below an uppermost surface portion of a main electrode of the switch element located below the conversion element.04-05-2012
20120080604APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING RADIATION - An apparatus and method for detecting radiation are provided. The apparatus includes an upper electrode layer transmitting radiation; a first insulating layer blocking charges from the upper electrode layer; a photoconductive layer becoming photoconductive upon exposure to the radiation; a second insulating layer protecting the photoconductive layer from a plasma discharge; a lower substrate facing the second insulating layer; a plurality of barrier ribs defining a cell structure between the second insulating layer and the lower substrate; a gas layer included in an inner chamber inside the cell structure and generating a plasma discharge; a bottom electrode formed on the lower substrate; a first radio frequency (RF) electrode formed over the bottom electrode and connected to a ground source; a second RF electrode to which RF power for generating plasma is applied; and a third insulating layer surrounding the first and second RF electrodes and thus insulating the first and second RF electrodes from the gas layer and the bottom electrode.04-05-2012
20100230607RADIATION DETECTOR - The present invention provides a radiation detector that can suppress a deterioration of image quality of a radiation image while suppressing the size of the radiation detector. Namely, a conductive layer configured by a conductive member is disposed at a portion that corresponds to at least the back side of the peripheral edge portion of a bias electrode, on the surface of an insulating substrate.09-16-2010
20120318994RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS - The control device allows a step of reading the leak data and a step of resetting each radiation detection element to be executed alternately before radiation image capturing. When the data exceed a threshold value, the irradiation start is detected and electric charge is accumulated. Then, the step of reading the image data is executed. After this, the control device further allows a step of reading the leak data and a step of resetting each radiation detection element to be performed alternately at the same cycle time as that in the step of reading the leak data and the step of resetting each radiation detection element performed before detecting the irradiation start. After transfer to the electric charge accumulation state, the control device further permits a step of reading the offset data to be executed at the same cycle time as that in the step of reading the image data.12-20-2012
20120091353RADIATION DETECTOR, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, RADIATION DETECTION METHOD, RADIATION DETECTION PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM, AND CONTROLLER - A radiation detector includes a detection unit, a detection control unit, an image analyzing unit and a determination unit. The detection unit detects radiographic image data by plural pixels that convert applied radiation into electrical signals and store the electrical signals. The detection control unit controls the detection unit so as to determine that radiation has been applied if a read value obtained by reading the electric signals stored in the plural pixels is equal to or greater than a threshold value, and acquire radiographic image data corresponding to radiation that has passed through a subject. The image analyzing unit performs an image analysis with respect to the radiographic image if the read value is equal to or greater than the threshold value. The determination unit determines based on the result of the image analysis whether or not the radiographic image has been detected at an intended timing.04-19-2012
20120091352RADIATION DETECTOR, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, RADIATION DETECTION METHOD, AND RADIATION DETECTION PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - A radiation detector includes an image data detecting unit that detects, as radiographic image data, charge information corresponding to applied radiation; a control unit that determines that radiation has been applied if a read value of the detected charge information is equal to or greater than a threshold value and controls the image data detecting unit to acquire radiographic image data corresponding to radiation that has passed through a subject; and a changing unit that changes the threshold value in accordance with temperature data of the image data detecting unit.04-19-2012
20130009068RADIATION DETECTOR, IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRODE STRUCTURE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING AN IMAGE - The present invention discloses a radiation detector, an imaging device and an electrode structure thereof, and a method for acquiring an image. The radiation detector comprises: a radiation sensitive film, a top electrode on the radiation sensitive film, and an array of pixel units electrically coupled to the radiation sensitive film. Each pixel unit comprises: a pixel electrode (which is configured to collect a charge signal in a pixel area of the radiation sensitive film), a storage capacitor, a reset transistor, a buffer transistor, a column strobe transistor, and a row strobe transistor. The column strobe transistor and the row strobe transistor are connected in series between the buffer transistor and the signal line, and transfer the voltage signal of the corresponding pixel unit in response to a column strobe signal and a row strobe signal. The radiation detector may be used for, for example, X-ray digital imaging.01-10-2013
20080224055RADIATION DETECTING SYSTEM - In a radiation detecting system including a first electrode which is imparted with a positive bias and permeable to a recording electromagnetic wave carrying thereon image information, a recording photoconductive layer which generates electric charges in response to receipt of projection of the recording electromagnetic wave, an organic polymer layer provided between the first electrode and the recording photoconductive layer, and a second electrode which is provided on the side of the recording photoconductive layer opposite to a side where the first electrode is provided and being for recording the image information by storing electric charges generated in the recording photoconductive layer upon projection of the recording electromagnetic wave, the organic polymer layer includes a hole blocking material.09-18-2008
20130126744IMAGING DETECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - Imaging detectors and methods of manufacturing are provided. One imaging detector includes a first detector layer within a detector module and a second detector layer within the detector module and spaced apart from the first detector layer, wherein the second detector layer has an opening therethrough. The imaging detector also includes a collimator mounted to the detector module, wherein the collimator is one of a single pinhole collimator or a multi-pinhole collimator. Additionally, the second detector layer is mounted within the detector module closer to an opening of the collimator than the first detector layer.05-23-2013
20100301223RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM - A radiation imaging system includes a portable electronic cassette having a first cable that includes at least one of a signal line and a power line and is provided with a first connector for connecting to another connector, the electronic cassette being configured to acquire an image based on radiation transmitted through an object; a controller having a second cable that includes at least one of a signal line and a power line and is provided with a second connector for connecting to the first connector, the controller being configured to control an imaging operation of the electronic cassette viathese cables; and a patient platform having an electronic cassette-housing unit in which the electronic cassette can be installed and a connector holding unit in which the second connector can be fixedly fitted. Here, the first connector has a lock/unlock operation unit configured to detachably connect to the second connector.12-02-2010
20110233416MULTIFUNCTIONAL IMAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE - The invention relates to an image acquisition device enabling a dental radiological image to be obtained, the device comprising a matrix sensor (C) having integrated therein a plurality of image acquisition photodiodes (DA) sensitive to irradiation and at least one detection photodiode (DD) also sensitive to irradiation, the device also comprising a control module (M) for controlling the sensor (C) and suitable for periodically reading the detection photodiode (DD) and for causing the sensor (C) to change over (SBA) between at least two modes: a standby mode and an acquisition mode (ACQ). According to the invention, the detection photodiode (DD) is suitable for delivering a periodic output signal (NDD) to the control module (M), including during irradiation and image acquisition (ACQ) by the acquisition photodiodes (DA), which periodic output signal (NDD) has a value that is representative of the instantaneous received energy, and the control module (M) makes use of this periodic output signal (NDD) to analyze the energy received during acquisition (ACQ).09-29-2011
20110233415Radiographic image capturing apparatus and radiographic image capturing system - In a radiographic image capturing apparatus, by interfitting each of panel accommodating units by means of connecting sections so that portions of respective radiation conversion panels are superimposed, and that each of the irradiated surfaces thereof are repeated alternately in a sequence of a first irradiated surface and a second irradiated surface thereof, an image capturing surface of the radiographic image capturing apparatus, which is constituted to include respective image capturing regions, is maintained in a substantially planar condition.09-29-2011
20110297837RADIATION DETECTION MODULE AND RADIATION IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE - The radiation detection module (12-08-2011
20130193333RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - A radiographic image capture device includes a radiation detector and a determination section. The radiation detector includes a first sensor for radiographic image capture and a second sensor for radiation detection. The determination section determines whether or not radiation has been detected by the radiation detector based on a ratio of a first value obtained by the first sensor to a second value obtained by the second sensor.08-01-2013
20120025088RADIOLOGICAL IMAGE RADIOGRAPHING AND DISPLAYING METHOD AND APPARATUS - To display a stereoscopic image enabling a viewer to appropriately view the entire image stereoscopically even when the inclination of a detection plane of a radiological image detector is changed depending on the radiographing directions of radiological images constituting a stereoscopic image. The inclination of a detection plane of a radiological image detector is changed depending on radiographing directions and a stereoscopic image is displayed using projected radiological images obtained by projecting radiological images detected on the inclined detection plane onto a plane perpendicular to a desired viewpoint direction of the stereoscopic image.02-02-2012

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