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Multiple Portable Detector Sizes in One Single System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180793D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

Currently, special new digital radiography solutions feature wireless mobile detectors. These wireless detectors allow optimal handling flexibility, e.g. for imaging wheelchair-bound patients. But today, it exists no variation of FD-size (FD: Flat Detector) in a single radiography system. The following solution solves this problem. It is useful to adopt several sizes of detectors in the same system, preferable two FDs. Nevertheless, more detectors may be used in a single system. Consequently, an appropriated docking station for the FDs is needed. The image information of one FD is transmitted wireless from the FD to the docking station and the docking station communicates with the system. The second FD is plugged in the docking station. So the system knows which detector is the active one and communicates with the unplugged FD.

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Multiple Portable Detector Sizes in One Single System

Idea: Raphael Henrich, DE-Forchheim

Currently, special new digital radiography solutions feature wireless mobile detectors. These wireless detectors allow optimal handling flexibility, e.g. for imaging wheelchair-bound patients. But today, it exists no variation of FD-size (FD: Flat Detector) in a single radiography system. The following solution solves this problem.

It is useful to adopt several sizes of detectors in the same system, preferable two FDs. Nevertheless, more detectors may be used in a single system. Consequently, an appropriated docking station for the FDs is needed. The image information of one FD is transmitted wireless from the FD to the docking station and the docking station communicates with the system. The second FD is plugged in the docking station. So the system knows which detector is the active one and communicates with the unplugged FD. If both detectors are out of the docking station, the first one removed from it is active. Alternatively, FDs could have a switch which activates the wireless transmission. Used in a bucky or wall stand, the system recognizes mechanically the size of the detector and adapts the transmission accordingly to the appropriate detector.

The battery charging of the detector is done in the docking station. Therefore, either the docking stat...