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REMOVABLE PROTECTION EDGES TO IMPROVE IMPACT ABSORPTION OF X-RAY DETECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228769D
Publication Date: 2013-Jul-04
Document File: 5 page(s) / 94K

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Abstract

The invention proposes a technique to improve impact absorption of an X-ray digital detector. A protection edge is supplemented on the detector while the detector is used out of the bucky as portable application. The protection edge is released from the detector when the detector is required to fit bucky size. After the detector is fixed in the bucky, the protection edge is disposed on the detector for protection against shock or impact.

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REMOVABLE PROTECTION EDGES TO IMPROVE IMPACT ABSORPTION OF X-RAY DETECTOR

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention generally relates to a digital X-ray detector and more particularly to a technique to improve impact absorption of X-ray detector.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

During X-ray imaging, an anti-scatter grid is utilized for imaging a relatively thick object, for example, a human chest. Use of an anti-scatter grid prevents scattered radiation from affecting the final X-ray image. The anti-scatter grid is typically housed in a device referred to as a bucky.  The bucky is usually mounted on an X-ray table or alternatively mounted on a radiographic stand.

A digital X-ray detector is either fixed inside the bucky or configured as a portable unit without being fixed inside the bucky.  For an application with the digital X-ray detector fixed inside bucky, the detector is required to be limited in dimensions. For example, the digital detector requires configuration of scan and analog or digital (AD) circuit or flex on edge of panel of the digital X-ray detector. However, margin from panel to limited dimensions on each side is very less. As a result, the limited dimension design of the detector prevents configuration of good impact or shock absorption features on the detector frames.

A conventional technique includes a cassette size X-ray digital detector. However, the cassette size detector does not include any impact absorption feature. The detector design including no such impact absorption feature on the edge of the detector, results in detector damage and housing deformation due to external impact. Also, addition of such features requires envelope dimensions over standard limits, thereby, losing applicability of standard bucky.

Therefore, there is a need in the art for an improved technique that provides impact absorption feature in the X-ray digital detector.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention proposes a technique to improve impact absorption of an X-ray digital detector. The technique includes a protection edge supplemented on the detector while the detector is used out of the bucky as portable application. The protection edge is released from the detector when the detector is required to fit bucky size.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention proposes a technique to improve impact absorption of an X-ray digital detector. The technique provides combined design of X-ray digital i...