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DETACHABLE CASSETTE SIZE X- RAY DETECTOR FIELD OF INVENTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237305D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 110K

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Abstract

The invention provides a technique to develop a detector with a detachable structure in an x-ray system. The detachable detector allows a field engineer to replace defect part of the detector to reduce service expense. The invention works through several mechanisms which include modular design of the detector electrical boards, detachable structure design to separate panel assembly with electrical board, plug and play design between different detachable modules with the detector panel assembly.

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DETACHABLE CASSETTE SIZE X- RAY DETECTOR

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention generally relates to an X-ray detector and more particularly to a detachable cassette size of the X-ray detector.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

An X-ray detector is an important component in a digital X-ray imaging system. The X-ray detector is defined as a field replaced unit (FRU).  However, expense of the digital X-ray detector is up to 50% of the whole X-ray system. The expense to replace the whole non-functional detector is higher on the site. Presently, the detector is an integrated design, which is not allowed to open the detector on the site to replace and/or repair any failed parts except a panel. The practice for a field engineer is to replace the whole detector in case of broken panel, electric board failure, wireless module failure, cable break, among others. Consequently, detector service is expensive. FIG. 1 depicts conventional digital X-ray detector design including main structures. Main structure includes front cover with carbon graphite window, non-split panel assembly including A/D, scan modules, electrical board and cables, panel assembly, main frame, back cover and removable battery.

FIG.  1

The detector assembly is completed at 10,000 level clean room with electrostatic discharge (ESD) well controlled environment. FIG. 1 depicts detector panel, panel support, modules and main electrical board enclosed by detector covers. When the detector cover is open, all inside components discloses to open air. As a result, the field engineer faces difficulty to disassemble the detector on the costumer site. The defective detector entirely replaces with a new one, which provides higher expense pressure to the customers.

A conventional technique includes a detector to repair or replace through a detachable structure design approach. However, the conventional technique does not include separate parts to be repaired or replaced on the customer site.

Hence there exists a need for an efficient technique to repair the X-ray detector at customer site.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention provides a technique to develop a detector with a detachable structure in an X-ray system. The detachable detector allows a field engineer to replace defective part of the detector to reduce service expense.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention provides a techni...