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9036774 Press plate and radiographic imaging apparatus  
A press plate that includes: a plate shaped press portion that is capable of resilient deformation; a first slit that is provided to a first wall portion of a support body with length direction...
9029793 Imaging device  
An imaging device (6) for scan-imaging radiation includes an imaging cell array (3) comprising an array of detector cells generating charge in response to incident radiation (1) and an array of...
9020094 Method for assisted positioning of an organ on a platform of a medical imaging system  
A method for assisted positioning of an organ is provided. An acquisition system comprises a platform underneath which a detector is placed for the acquisition of radiographic medical images,...
9008263 Apparatus and method for imaging breast  
An apparatus and method for imaging a breast are provided. The apparatus includes an X-ray emission unit that emits an X-ray of a first energy spectrum and an X-ray of a second energy spectrum...
9001967 Spectral grating-based differential phase contrast system for medical radiographic imaging  
Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining a phase-contrast digital radiographic imaging system and methods for same that can include an x-ray source for radiographic...
8995612 Image diagnosis apparatus and method using X-ray  
An image diagnosis apparatus and method may emit radiation to a target object, may compress the target object in response to the emitted radiation, and may collect a plurality of images with...
8976925 Method and apparatus of cone beam CT dynamic imaging  
A cone-beam scanning system scans along a half circle. The reconstruction uses a weighting function which decreases for rows farther from the scan plane to take the redundancy of the projection...
8965092 Method and apparatus to determine acquisition parameters in dual-energy tomosynthesis  
In a control method and a control unit to control a high-energy, tomosynthesis scan in a contrast agent-assisted dual-energy tomosynthesis, image data of a first tomosynthesis scan are evaluated...
8964935 Apparatus for mammography and/or tomosynthesis with device for removing diffuse radiation  
An apparatus for tomosynthesis and/or mammography includes: an X-ray detector, for receiving and detecting X-rays in a first, detection plane; an X-ray source, which can be activated individually...
8964936 Dedicated breast radiation imaging/therapy system  
System, apparatus and methods specialized for breast and related tissue radiation therapy and imaging of a prone patient but also usable for supine patient if desired or needed. A special...
8958527 Method for acquiring morphology of a breast  
An imaging method performed by a device comprising an X-ray emitting source, a receiver positioned facing the source, and a support on which a subject or organ to be imaged is positioned, the...
8956045 Radiation imaging apparatus  
A cassette holder of an imaging stand is provided with first and second catch members for catching and holding an electronic cassette from above and below. The first catch member has a multi...
8951735 Genetic variants for breast cancer risk assessment  
The invention pertains to certain genetic variants that have been determined to be susceptibility variants of breast cancer. Methods of disease management, including diagnosing increased...
8948340 Mammography system and method employing offset compression paddles, automatic collimation, and retractable anti-scatter grid  
A mammographic imaging system is optimized for use with a single fixed size flat panel digital image receptor. It accommodates compression devices (paddles) of varying sizes, and positions them...
8942342 Multi-modality image acquisition  
The techniques described herein provide a means for generating an x-ray image and ultrasound image depicting parallel planes of an object under examination and may be used in conjunctions with...
8942343 Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition  
Systems and methods for automatically and dynamically modifying an image acquisition parameter for use in tomosynthesis breast imaging. A selected image acquisition parameter is modified in...
8923477 Fiducial systems for mammography  
A system is described for breast imaging that includes spatially registering sequential mammographic images of the same breast. The system includes a first compression member configured to contact...
8873716 Method and system for controlling x-ray focal spot characteristics for tomosynthesis and mammography imaging  
An x-ray tube is described that includes components for increasing x-ray image clarity in the presence of a moving x-ray source by modifying focal spot characteristics, including focal spot size...
8873706 Radiation imaging apparatus and control method for the same  
A radiation imaging apparatus that captures radiographic images includes a radioactive ray generating unit configured to irradiate a subject with a plurality of radioactive rays generated by a...
8867700 Method for estimating and correcting scattering in mammography  
A method for correcting at least one image of an object obtained with a mammography system is provided. The method comprises: acquiring a pre-exposure image of an object to determine the...
8848866 3D mammography  
The present invention relates to 3D mammography, in which individual images of a breast are taken at different projection angles and a 3D image subsequently synthesized from this image...
8848865 Radiographic image capturing apparatus  
A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes a compression member, which is displaceable with respect to a holding member that holds a target object to be examined. The compression member is...
8842806 Apparatus and method for breast imaging  
An apparatus for imaging a breast of a patient has a gantry with a radiation source and a sensor, the source and sensor rotatable in an arcuate orbit about a central axis and within a plane of...
8838207 Radiographic image capturing apparatus  
In a radiographic image capturing apparatus, an object to be examined is compressed and secured between a compression plate and an image capturing base, at a position off-center from a central...
8837667 Breast positioning during mammography exposures  
The present embodiments relate to an add-on unit for an object table of a mammography device for positioning a breast of a patient during an X-ray exposure. The add-on unit permits a symmetric...
8831171 Full field mammography with tissue exposure control, tomosynthesis, and dynamic field of view processing  
A mammography system using a tissue exposure control relying on estimates of the thickness of the compressed and immobilized breast and of breast density to automatically derive one or more...
8824625 Computed tomography scanning system  
A system for recording CT data of an object in an object area (4) comprises an X-ray source (5) and an X-ray detector (6) at either side of the object area. The X-ray detector comprises a stack of...
8817947 Tomosynthesis imaging  
Systems and methods for providing radiographic, stereoscopic and tomographic images of an object of interest. Examples of objects of interest are body parts of living beings, such as the human...
8817948 Radiographic imaging apparatus and radiographic imaging system  
A radiographic imaging apparatus is provided with a generation unit, a radiation source, a moving unit, and an imaging control unit. The generation unit captures radiographic images based on beams...
8805049 Reducing false positives in computer-aided detection  
Methods, systems, and related computer program products for computer-aided detection (CAD) of anatomical abnormalities in digital (or digitized) x-ray mammograms are described. The inventive...
8804903 Mammography apparatus  
A mammography apparatus has a bed unit on which, during a screening, the patient lies ventrally on a recumbent surface of the bed unit. The recumbent surface has a configuration allowing variable...
8798234 Imaging during radiotherapy  
We provide a radiotherapy apparatus including a source of therapeutic radiation, a source of imaging radiation having an energy level less than that of the therapeutic radiation, a detector for...
8798353 Apparatus and method for two-view tomosynthesis imaging  
The invention is a directed to an apparatus for tomosynthesis imaging, wherein the apparatus comprises an x-ray source configured to irradiate an object with a beam of x-rays and a detector...
8792965 Methods and apparatus of cone beam CT imaging and image-guided procedures  
Disclosed are embodiments of methods of and systems for detecting and biopsying lesions with a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system. The system comprises, in some embodiments, a CBCT device...
8787527 Mammography apparatus  
A mammography apparatus includes a detector that detects X-rays transmitted through a breast, and an optically transparent or semitransparent pressing panel for pressing the breast. The apparatus...
8785869 System and method for providing emission mammography  
A system and method for providing emission mammography are provided. The system includes a first gamma emission detector and a second gamma emission detector. The first and second gamma emission...
8787522 Upright x-ray breast imaging with a CT mode, multiple tomosynthesis modes, and a mammography mode  
A multi-mode system and method for imaging a patient's breast with x-rays in one or more of a CT mode, a narrow-angle tomosynthesis mode, a wide angle tomosynthesis mode, and a mammography mode,...
8774354 Computed tomography scanning system and method  
A system for recording computed tomography image data of an object in an object area comprises an X-ray source and an X-ray detector arranged at either side of the object area, the X-ray source...
8744041 Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition  
Systems and methods for automatically and dynamically modifying an image acquisition parameter for use in tomosynthesis breast imaging. A selected image acquisition parameter is modified in...
8718229 Imaging sheet and related method  
A flexible, durable, sanitary, adhesive-backed sheet is applied to the skin-contacting surfaces of a mammography bucky prior to commencing a mammography procedure, and is removed from the bucky...
8705689 Device for cushioning of compression surfaces  
According to the present invention, improved methods and apparatus are provided for providing cushioning and other ergonomic surfaces on devices requiring the patient or tissue to be compressed,...
8705690 Imaging method with improved display of a tissue region, imaging device, and computer program product  
An imaging method with an improved display of a tissue region generates a first visualization and a second visualization from projection recordings that were recorded at different angles. A...
8699661 Apparatus and method for imaging breast  
An apparatus and method for imaging a breast is provided. The apparatus for imaging a breast includes a first X-ray emission unit configured to emit an X-ray of a first dose to a breast, a second...
8693623 Medical radiography in 3D  
The present invention relates to medical radiography, in which individual images of an object are taken at different projection angles and a 3D image subsequently synthesized from this image...
8687867 Computer-aided detection and classification of suspicious masses in breast imagery  
Systems and methods are presented that detect and classify mass-like regions exhibiting spiculated and/or dense characteristics with high sensitivity and at acceptable false positive rates. One or...
8656536 Breast lift  
A device for supporting a breast during treatment. The device includes a support arm having one or more indexed joints for repeatably positioning the device relative a patient's breast. The device...
8649479 System and method for breast imaging using X-ray computed tomography  
A system and method for breast imaging using x-ray computed tomography (CT) are provided. One system includes a rotating gantry, an x-ray source coupled to the gantry for generating an x-ray beam...
8630484 Method and apparatus to correct digital image blur due to motion of subject or imaging device  
Signal processing techniques are applied to digital image data to remove the distortion caused by motion of the camera, or the movement of the subject being photographed, or defective optics, or...
8619946 X-ray source and X-ray system  
An x-ray source has multiple electron sources spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal direction that is defined as being parallel to the rotation axis of a rotating anode which is common...
8611491 Compression plate for a mammography unit and a mammography unit  
A laser device for projecting a position mark in the field of vision onto an object to be examined using a mammography unit is described, where the laser device can be adjusted in position...