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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
378980500 With auxiliary data video display 32
378980120 With image subtraction or addition 24
378980800 With solid-state image detector 24
378980900 With plural X-ray energies 10
378980300 With visible light optics 3
20090097615DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AND PRESENTATION OF X-RAY IMAGES - In a device and method for processing and presenting x-ray images, an x-ray image of a subject is acquired with an x-ray acquisition cone simultaneously with the acquisition of an optical exposure of the examination subject with an optical acquisition cone that is congruent with the x-ray acquisition cone. The subject in the optical exposure is subjected to segmentation and/or edge extraction, and the extracted optical exposure and the x-ray image are additively combined so that the subject edges from the optical exposure are inserted into the x-ray image.04-16-2009
20090016490REMOTE TRIGGERED X-RAY IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE WITH GAMMA RAY DETECTOR - Systems and methods are presented herein for generating an X-ray image where the X-ray image generator has no electrical connection with an X-ray source that generates the X-rays. In an exemplary embodiment a gamma detector is positioned behind an x-ray permeable mirror within an X-ray capture device. When the gamma ray detector senses gamma radiation over a threshold level, a camera, positioned outside of the X-ray path, begins capturing an image of the X-ray. The image is then discarded if an X-ray image profile is not then detected by the gamma detector within a period of time. Such an X-ray image profile may be detected if two or more X-ray pulses with similar intensity and duration are detected within a set period of time. If an X-ray image profile is detected, then the camera continues recording the X-ray image for a predetermined time.01-15-2009
20090136000IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus in which positions of an X-ray image and optical image of a subject can be brought into registration with each other is provided. A half-mirror is provided between the X-ray source and subject and is configured to pass X-rays and reflect visible light. A TV camera captures the optical image of the surface of the subject reflected by the half-mirror. A display unit displays the optical image captured by the TV camera together with a reference mark indicating the reference position of this optical image, and displays, in superimposed form, an X-ray image obtained by capturing a prescribed reference object as a subject by using an X-ray imaging unit. An adjusting unit adjusts position and attitude of an X-ray detector in such a manner that the reference object displayed by the display unit will coincide with the reference mark.05-28-2009
378980700 With automatic image brightness control 3
20100310049System for Medical Image Display and Image Filter Selection - A filtered medical image display system includes an interface processor for receiving data. The received data indicates, image characteristics of a first medical image obtained using a medical imaging device and in the absence of an X-ray attenuation filter and imaging device settings. A computation processor uses the image characteristics data and imaging device settings in, computing a change in image display characteristics occurring in a portion of the first medical image in response to filtering a medical imaging beam responsible for producing the portion of the first medical image and determining an adjustment of image display characteristics of the first medical image by scaling image display characteristics of the first medical image including the filtered portion. A display processor uses the determined adjustment in the image display characteristics of the first medical image to generate data representing a second medical image.12-09-2010
20110044430IMAGING SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - When a gain correction is performed for the radiographed object image, the acquisition of the object image having a high grade quality and no artifact is realized. For that purpose, an image storing unit is provided for storing an image for correction radiographed based on conditions set with the table in a state in which no object exists to each operation modes of the plurality of operation modes; and an image processing unit is provided for performing a gain correction processing of the radiographed object image and performs the gain correction processing of the radiographed object image obtained based on the conditions set in the table of the operation mode selected by the selecting unit in a state in which the object exists using a corresponding image for correction extracted from the image storage unit based on the operation mode selected by the selecting unit.02-24-2011
20080226031RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS - A radiation imaging apparatus is provided that stabilizes a dark current, image ghosting, and the sensitivity of the imaging apparatus, reduces the power consumption and the heat generation of a light source, and improves the durability of a conversion element. The radiation imaging apparatus includes a flat panel detector including a conversion unit, where the conversion unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix and each of the pixels includes a conversion element capable of converting a radiation ray into electric charge, a light source capable of emitting light to the conversion unit, and a control unit configured to control the flat panel detector and the light source. The control unit controls the emission of light performed by the light source on the basis of a signal output from the flat panel detector.09-18-2008
378980400 With electronic X-ray scatter compensating 1
20110110495RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS - An estimation selecting unit is provided to select an estimating method based on a predetermined value. When variations due to a statistical error of each pixel concerned are enlarged by a greater extent than variations of other pixels, and hence a possibility of becoming conspicuous on the image, then the direct ray transmittance at the pixel concerned is considered less than the predetermined value, and estimated direct ray intensity is obtained for the pixel concerned by interpolating calculation of estimated direct ray intensities at pixels surrounding the pixel concerned. Therefore, even when variations due to a statistical error of the pixel concerned are enlarged by a greater extent than variations of other pixels, and hence a possibility of becoming conspicuous on the image, estimated direct ray intensity is obtained for the pixel concerned by interpolating calculation of estimated direct ray intensities at pixels surrounding the pixel concerned, whereby the error can be inhibited without the pixel value of the pixel concerned being conspicuous relative to the surrounding pixels on the image.05-12-2011
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20120163544Fluoroscopic Data Display - An apparatus, including a transparent panel, which is configured to protect an operator positioned on a first side of the panel from X-ray radiation applied to a patient on a second side of the panel during a medical procedure, while permitting the operator to view the patient through the panel. The apparatus also includes a display device, which is coupled to present information on the transparent panel responsively to the medical procedure.06-28-2012
20130034212CONTRAST AGENT-ENHANCED IMAGING DURING RADIATION THERAPY - A method is disclosed for imaging within the scope of a radiation therapy. In at least one embodiment, the method includes preparing one or more contrast agent-enhanced x-ray image data records; and using the contrast agent-enhanced x-ray image data record during an irradiation planning and/or during an irradiation session.02-07-2013
20100329426MOBILE X-RAY APPARATUS - The present invention is directed to a mobile X-ray apparatus having a main unit, a moving carriage for installing the main unit, a column standing on the moving carriage, an X-ray generator supported by the column, and an image reader for reading X-ray image information from an imaging plate in which the X-ray image information is stored. The X-ray apparatus is provided with a brake for putting a brake on the moving carriage, a brake control means for applying the brake or releasing the brake, a read control means for prohibiting reading by the image reader, while the brake control means releases the brake, a cassette loading slot for inserting a cassette enclosing the imaging plate into the image reader, a blocking member for closing at least a part of the cassette loading slot to block the cassette to be inserted, and an open and close control means for closing the blocking member to prevent insertion of the cassette while the read control means prohibits reading.)12-30-2010
20130089183GUIDED IMAGING SYSTEM - Apparatus for wirelessly controlling a guided imaging system based upon the relative motion of the user. The system includes a power supply, a memory, an x-ray source, an image intensifier and a wireless transceiver coupled to the image intensifier. A separate wireless input device comprising a wireless transmitter for communicating with the wireless transceiver of the imaging system may comprise one or more sensors capable of detecting force and directional movement. This detection of movement may then be transmitted to the imaging system and translated into position signals that may direct movement and position of the image intensifier (I-I) as part of the imaging system.04-11-2013
20090135999Composite Housing and Structural Support for Digital X-Ray Receptor - A receptor for a Digital Radiographic system of the type having a digital camera 05-28-2009
20110058653System for Medical Image Processing, Manipulation and Display - A system automatically adaptively adjusts an enlarged region of interest presented as a zoomed image on a secondary live display in response to X-ray filter (e.g., collimator) adjustment. An X-ray medical image user interface system includes one or more displays for displaying medical images. At least one display concurrently presents, a first image window including an X-ray image overview of a portion of patient anatomy and a second image window including an enlarged region of interest within the X-ray image overview. A collimator position detector provides a collimator signal in response to a detected collimator position. An image data processor automatically identifies the enlarged region of interest within the X-ray image overview in response to the collimator signal. A display processor generates data representing an image comprising the enlarged region of interest of the X-ray image overview in response to the identification of the enlarged region of interest within the X-ray image overview.03-10-2011
20120114103TRANSPORT BIN IDENTIFICATION - A transport bin in an X-ray inspection system is provided that includes an identification component securely connected to the bin and having a bin-specific identification.05-10-2012
20120288064IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An imaging apparatus having an X-ray detector and an image display unit comprises first and second display magnification calculation units and a selection unit. The first display magnification calculation unit receives information of the detected image size, a binning condition and a display frame size, and thereby calculating a first display magnification so as to maximize a display area of the detected image. The second display magnification calculation unit temporarily changes the received binning condition, and by using the temporarily changed binning condition and the received detected image size, and calculates a second display magnification so as to maximize a display area. The selection unit selects the first display magnifications and the temporarily change binning condition if the first display magnification is closer to one and the second display magnification with one.11-15-2012
20080279333Angiography device and associated recording method with a mechanism for collision avoidance - The present invention involves an angiography device for examining vessels of patients having an x-ray emitter and an associated detector, having an image processing unit, an image display unit, a control unit, a collision computer and sensors. The sensors, which are fastened to the angiography device, are designed to scan the outer dimensions of the patient prior to the actual examination and during the examination. The data obtained in this way can be fed into a memory of the collision computer and the system is controllable by a software of the collision computer such that the movement of the system when the system and patient become too close can be automatically slowed down or completely stopped by means of a the control unit.11-13-2008
20080240356Imaging of materials - An apparatus for generating and displaying an image of an object comprising a radiation source and a series of at least two linear detectors capable of resolving incident source radiation spectroscopically spaced therefrom to define a scanning zone therebetween; means to cause an object to move relative to and through the scanning zone in use; an image generation apparatus to generate at least a first image from the output of a first linear detector, a second image from the output of second linear detector, and a third image, such that each such image includes a representation of spectroscopically resolved incident radiation; an image display adapted successively to display at least the first, second and third such images and thus display the monocular movement parallax between the images.10-02-2008
20080232548X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - An X-ray diagnostic system has a display unit, a selection unit, a calculation unit and an imaging execution unit. The display unit displays images of a plurality of flames collected by a predetermined frame rate about an object. The selection unit selects an image of a particular frame from the images of the frames displayed on the display unit. The calculation unit calculates a delay time to the particular frame selected by the selection unit based on the frame rate. The imaging execution unit executes an imaging based on the delay time calculated by the calculation unit.09-25-2008
20120063570IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses an imaging apparatus radial-operating a transmitting and receiving unit and generating cross-sectional images inside the body cavity by a plurality of images, which includes: an X-ray image memory holding a plurality of X-ray images obtained by X-ray imaging the transmitting and receiving unit inside the body cavity by a predetermined imaging cycle, an image processing unit generating a cross-sectional moving image by setting the rotation cycle of the transmitting and receiving unit to be frame rate, and an image processing unit reading out an X-ray image, obtained from X-ray imaging just previously at every timing for every rotation cycle of the transmitting and receiving unit, from the X-ray image memory and generating an X-ray moving image by the frame rate.03-15-2012
20110142203Gantry Scanner Systems - A gantry scanner system includes a radiation source, a plurality of detectors and a support frame supporting the detectors. The support frame includes an elongate support member arranged to support the detectors, cable support means arranged to support power cables or signal cables connected to the detectors, and cover means arranged to cover the support member, the cable support means and the detectors.06-16-2011
20090220049RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, RADIATION DETECTING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING BASE, RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A radiation image capturing system includes a first image capturing apparatus for capturing a radiation image of a subject, a second image capturing apparatus for capturing a radiation image of the subject, the second image capturing apparatus having a specification different from that of the first image capturing apparatus, an image correcting device for correcting the radiation image of the subject which is captured by the second image capturing apparatus such that the radiation image of the subject which is captured by the second image capturing apparatus has the same magnification as that of the radiation image of the subject which is captured by the first image capturing apparatus, and a display unit for displaying the corrected radiation image. The radiation images captured by the image capturing apparatus of different specifications are corrected to have the same magnification.09-03-2009
20110026676IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An imaging apparatus having an X-ray detector and an image display unit comprises first and second display magnification calculation units and a selection unit. The first display magnification calculation unit receives information of the detected image size, a binning condition and a display frame size, and thereby calculating a first display magnification so as to maximize a display area of the detected image. The second display magnification calculation unit temporarily changes the received binning condition, and by using the temporarily changed binning condition and the received detected image size, and calculates a second display magnification so as to maximize a display area. The selection unit selects the first display magnifications and the temporarily change binning condition if the first display magnification is closer to one and the second display magnification with one.02-03-2011
20130136236X-RAY ANALYSIS APPARATUS - An X-ray analysis apparatus having a function for enabling a plurality of measurement methods to be implemented, the apparatus having: measurement software for implementing each of the individual measurement methods and acquiring measurement data; analysis software for performing a predetermined analysis on the measurement data and acquiring analysis data; reduced-size-image-creating means for creating a reduced-size image on the basis of each item of the measurement data and the analysis data; analysis-icon-creating means for creating an icon for denoting the analysis software; and image display means for displaying the reduced-size image and the icon on the same screen while indicating that the reduced-size image and the icon are correlated.05-30-2013
20090034685X-ray Image Processing System and Method Thereof - System is provided for having more instinct image of an orthopedics disease and an oral surgery disease by applying a series of image processing on a X-ray image and diagnosing more exactly an orthopedics disease and an oral surgery disease. This system comprising means for capturing simple X-ray image in a computer, applying a contrast process on X-ray image taken in a computer, applying an embossing (raising) process on X-ray image which a contrast process was made or not made on, applying a light irradiation process in the embossed (raising) X-ray image, storing and controlling its data and X-rays image provided by a series of image processing, printing X-rays image provided by a series of processes on the monitor or on the paper.02-05-2009
20120243664X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An X-ray imaging apparatus comprises: an obtaining unit configured to obtain an operational state of a connected apparatus; and a display control unit configured to control a transition to a hide display state in accordance with the obtained operational state, wherein the hide display state comprises performing display while hiding at least part of information displayed on a display device.09-27-2012
20100246771MAGNETIC SHIELDING FOR PORTABLE DETECTOR - A digital radiographic detector has a detector panel that forms digital image data according to radiation exposure energy. An enclosure houses the detector panel, formed from an electrically conductive material and having a base with an inner base surface and an outer base surface and having, along its perimeter, one or more side walls that extend orthogonally from the inner base surface. A base magnetic shield extends as a layer of nanocrystalline material across at least one of the inner base surface and the outer base surface. A cover is formed from a non-conductive material and has a cover magnetic shield of a layer of a metallic alloy bonded to an inner surface. A side wall magnetic shield extends along one or more surfaces of the one or more side walls, wherein the side wall magnetic shield has at least one of the nanocrystalline material or the metallic alloy.09-30-2010
20100272238Sysstem for reduction of exposure to X-ray Radiation - To reduce X-ray exposure, an area of interest is selected in the image. The image of the selected area is updated frequently, comparable to rate of updates used today for the whole image. The rest of the image is updated at a significantly lower rate. Since the area of interest normally is a small part of the overall area, the total exposure is reduced significantly. A movable X-ray shield placed near the X-ray source blocks the radiation from areas outside the area of interest. The shield automatically retracts when the complete image is updated. The area of interest can be selected by the user or automatically selected based on activity in the image.10-28-2010
20120321047Radiographic System and Radiographic Apparatus - A radiographic system includes: a radiographic apparatus; a radiation generator that irradiates radiation to the radiographic apparatus; and a console which forms a radiation image based on an image data transmitted from the radiographic apparatus, wherein when a radiation image capturing is completed, a controller transmits thinned-out data in which read-out image data are thinned at a prescribed ratio, to the console, which displays a preview image on a display section based on the thinned-out data, when a rejection operation that rejects the preview image through an input section is conducted, the console transmits a stop signal that instructs the radiographic apparatus to stop a series of processing, and wherein when the controller receives the stop signal, the controller stops the series of processing currently in progress, and returns an operation state of each functional section to an operation state before the radiation image capturing is carried out.12-20-2012
20080247514X-Ray Imaging Device - An apparatus includes: an imaging unit 10-09-2008
20120093294MOBILE RADIOGRAPHY UNIT HAVING SINGLE SIGN ON AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - A mobile radiography apparatus has a moveable (e.g., wheeled) transport frame and an adjustable column mounted at the frame. A boom apparatus supported by the adjustable column can support an x-ray source and can be coupled to a optional second display (also adjustably mounted). Embodiments of methods and/or apparatus by which mobile radiography carts can provide a single secure access apparatus and/or methods to control at least two of (i) a transport mechanism, (ii) x-ray generator control, (iii) remote detector control and image processing control, or (iv) secured storage for at least one radiographic detector by a single operator action.04-19-2012

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