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DOUBLE HEAD DETECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243820D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-19
Document File: 6 page(s) / 160K

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Abstract

A diagnostic apparatus with a double head detector that can be easily configured and positioned for imaging procedures is disclosed Elements of the diagnostic apparatus can be moved up or down to adjust curvature of a c arc The diagnostic apparatus allows a user to select an appropriate dimension and or resolution for imaging procedures The two detectors of the diagnostic apparatus may be configured as an hourglass back to back or as two opposite sensing faces of a common surface

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DOUBLE HEAD DETECTOR

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to imaging systems and more particularly to a diagnostic apparatus with a double head detector.

In X-ray imaging system, a source projects a beam through a patient. After attenuation, while passing through the patient, the beam strikes upon an array of detectors or pixels.  Each detector or pixel produces an electrical signal for image generation.  

Conventional detector assembly suffers from various shortcomings.  The conventional detector assembly utilizes detectors that are rigid, and hence cannot be easily adapted to a surface profile of a subject, i.e. a patient to be examined.  Further, the conventional detector assembly uses detectors that are heavy and require additional space for performing operations.  As a result, a user needs to select a suitable detector on the basis of size and resolution as per patient morphology.

It would be desirable to have an improved diagnostic apparatus that can be easily configured and positioned for imaging procedures. 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts a diagnostic apparatus having a double head detector.

Figure 2 depicts various orientations of the diagnostic apparatus with an hourglass configuration of an upper section which includes the double head detector.

Figure 3 depicts simple rotation of the upper section.

Figure 4 depicts double rotation of the upper section.

Figure 5 depicts the diagnostic apparatus with the double head detector in a back to back configuration.

Figure 6 depicts the diagnostic apparatus, wherein with the double head detector is configured as two opposite sensing faces of a common surface.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The disclosure proposes a diagnostic apparatus with a double head detector that can be easily configured as per resolution requirements and patient morphology.

Figure 1

Figure 1 depicts the diagnostic apparatus disclosed herein.  As shown by blue arrows, elements of the diagnostic apparatus can be moved up or down to adjust curvature of a c-arc.  Further, an upper section of the diagnostic apparatus can be rotated with respect to a horizontal axis as depicted by a red arrow.  The upper section includes the double head detector.  The diagnostic apparatus allows a user to select an appropriate dimension and/or resolution for carrying out an imaging procedure.  

 

Figure 2

The upper section can be rotated like an hourglass, as illustrated in Figure 2, to select a detector as per usage.  The diagnostic apparatus uses linear motors and wireless solutions to minimize dimensions of the diagnostic apparatus.

Figure 3

Figure 3 depicts a simple rotation of the upper section.  Top left picture A depicts the upper section in a vertical position. The vertical position is also called the hourglass configuration.  Top right pic...