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8401270 Examination of a region using dual-energy radiation  
A first image including a projection of a portion is generated based on data representing attenuation of higher-energy radiation having a peak energy of at least 1 MeV that passes through a...
8396189 Photoneutron conversion target and photoneutron—X ray source  
A photoneutron-x ray source includes a photoneutron conversion target, which outputs both photoneutrons and x-rays simultaneously. The photoneutron-x ray source includes an x-ray generator for...
8391440 Curtain assembly, scanning system, and method for assembling scanning system  
A curtain assembly includes at least one curtain including at least one slat. The at least one curtain is configured to be rotatably coupled to a housing of a scanning system having a radiation...
8385501 Self contained mobile inspection system and method  
The inspection methods and systems of the present invention are mobile, rapidly deployable, and capable of scanning a wide variety of receptacles cost-effectively and accurately on uneven...
8374310 Method and system for contraband detection using photoneutrons and X-rays  
A method and a system for contraband detection in an object using photoneutrons and x-rays includes an x-ray generator that generates an x-ray main beam including a first x-ray beam and a second...
8374311 System and method for verifying correct ordering of stack of components  
A method of determining whether a stack of components in a device are in a desired order includes irradiating each of the components in the device with an energy beam. The radiation emissions from...
8369481 X-ray inspection device  
An X-ray inspection device includes an X-ray detecting unit, a determining unit, and an output unit. The X-ray detecting unit is configured and arranged to detect a level of X-rays passing through...
8369480 Dual isotope notch observer for isotope identification, assay and imaging with mono-energetic gamma-ray sources  
A dual isotope notch observer for isotope identification, assay and imaging with mono-energetic gamma-ray sources includes a detector arrangement consists of three detectors downstream from the...
8363917 System and method of image artifact reduction in fast kVp switching CT  
A CT system includes a generator configured to energize an x-ray source to a first kilovoltage (kVp) and to a second kVp, and a computer that is programmed to acquire a first view dataset with the...
8351567 Method and system for the automated testing and/or measuring of a plurality of substantially identical components using X-ray radiation  
A method and system for automated testing and/or measurement of a plurality of substantially identical components by means of X-ray radiation comprises a testing/measuring device with an X-ray...
8345819 Top-down X-ray inspection trailer  
A system and method for inspecting a vehicle by means of one or more sources and detectors of penetrating radiation. The source(s) and detector(s) are carried on a mobile conveyance and deployed...
8345817 Apparatus and method for non-rotational computer tomography  
A multi-dimensional representation of an object is obtained in that first and second pictures of the object illuminated using an X-ray source are created using a sensor that is located, in...
8340245 Transportation container inspection system and method  
In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, containers, such as, for example, those used in transportation and shipping, can be inspected by using a CT X-ray scanning system with a large...
8331525 Characteristic X-ray computed laminography system for home made explosives (HME) detection  
A homemade explosives (HME) detection system provides a coded-source, x-ray computed laminography imaging system which detects material composition by the ratio of the transmitted characteristic...
8324579 Article carrying-out monitor  
A monitor part performs monitoring by detecting contamination on a lower surface of an article to be inspected based on a lower surface detection signal, detecting contamination on an upper...
8325871 Radiation threat detection  
Systems and methods for detecting clandestine fissile or radioactive material on the basis of emitted radiation and particles (such as neutrons and alpha particles) arising from within the...
8320523 Method and device for inspection of liquid articles  
Disclosed are a method and a device for security-inspection of liquid articles with dual-energy CT imaging. The method comprises the steps of obtaining one or more CT images including physical...
8320659 Method for customs inspection of baggage and cargo  
A method and system of inspecting baggage to be transported from a location of origin to a destination is provided that includes generating scan data representative of a piece of baggage while the...
8306180 Image reconstruction method for high-energy, dual-energy CT system  
Disclosed is an image reconstruction method in a high-energy dual-energy CT system. The method comprises steps of scanning an objection with high-energy dual-energy rays to obtain high-energy...
8300763 Spatial sequenced backscatter portal  
Systems and methods for scanning an object in an inspection space are disclosed. The systems and methods generally incorporate spatially separated and sequenced Compton x-ray backscatter imaging...
8295433 Cargo and vehicle inspection system  
An apparatus for X-ray scanning of vehicles includes a pulsed X-ray source generating X-rays. A collimator forms a fan-shaped beam from the X-rays. A detector detects the fan-shaped beam after it...
8290230 Method and apparatus for substance identification  
A method for substance identification and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The method comprises comprising steps of: transmitting an object under inspection using high-energy rays and...
8290120 Dual energy radiation scanning of contents of an object based on contents type  
Methods for selecting and applying test criterion for use in the radiation analysis of contents of objects, based on whether the contents of the object, or contents of portions of the object,...
8280005 Radiation detection device, radiation image acquiring system, and method for detecting radiation  
An X-ray image acquiring system capable of improving the detection accuracy of a foreign substance contained in a subject is provided. An X-ray image acquiring system 1 irradiates X-rays to a...
8275093 Walk-through shoe inspection system  
An apparatus and method for x-ray inspection of footwear while the footwear is worn on the feet of walking persons. A source of penetrating radiation, such as an x-ray tube, mounted on one side of...
8275092 Three-dimensional mapping based on scattered penetrating radiation  
Methods for a tangible image of an inspected object. An object is illuminated with at least two sources of penetrating radiation that generate respective pencil beams and define respective viewing...
8275091 Compact mobile cargo scanning system  
The present invention is a self-contained mobile inspection system and method and, more specifically, improved methods and systems for detecting materials concealed within a wide variety of...
8270566 Adaptive scanning in an imaging system  
An object within a region is exposed to a first beam of penetrating radiation. The first beam of penetrating radiation is sensed on a side opposite the region from a source of the first beam. An...
8270565 Dual energy imaging system  
A dual energy inspection system that generates X-rays with an electron beam scanned over targets. A switchable voltage source that can be change its voltage output may cause X-rays to be generated...
8263938 Dual energy radiation scanning of objects  
In one embodiment, a method of examining an object is disclosed comprising scanning an object at first and second radiation energies, detecting radiation at the first and second energies, and...
8259900 Adaptive scanning of materials using nuclear resonance fluorescence imaging  
A method for detecting nuclear species in a sample by adaptive scanning using nuclear resonance fluorescence may comprise illuminating the target sample with photons from a source; detecting a...
8254656 Methods and system for selective resolution improvement in computed tomography  
A method and system for selective resolution improvement in computed tomography (CT) scanning. The method includes receiving scan data representative of a scanned object from a CT scanner and...
8243876 X-ray scanners  
The present application discloses an X-ray scanner having an X-ray source arranged to emit X-rays from source points through an imaging volume. The scanner may further include an array of X-ray...
8233586 Iterative reduction of artifacts in computed tomography images using forward projection and an edge-preserving blur filter  
We present an iterative method for reducing artifacts in computed tomography (CT) images. First, a filter is applied to the experimental projection data that adaptively expands the detector...
8233588 Method and apparatus for inspection of materials  
A method of and apparatus for obtaining radiation interaction data related to an image of an object. The method involves using a detector system for detecting and collecting spectroscopically...
8229065 X-ray inspection device  
An X-ray inspection device is adapted to detect foreign matter in a target object while the target object is conveyed. The X-ray inspection device includes an X-ray emission device, a scintillator...
8223919 X-ray tomographic inspection systems for the identification of specific target items  
The present specification discloses an X-ray scanning system with a non-rotating X-ray scanner that generates scanning data defining a tomographic X-ray image of the object and a processor...
8223922 Radiation detection device, radiation image acquiring system, radiation inspection system, and radiation detection method  
A radiation image acquiring system that improves the detection accuracy of a foreign substance etc., in a subject is provided. An X-ray image acquiring system 1 irradiates X-rays to a subject S...
8223918 Radiation scanning and disabling of hazardous targets in containers  
In one example, a method of examining a container is disclosed comprising detecting a potential threat within contents of a container using radiation scanning and disabling the potential threat...
8218724 X-ray device  
The object of the invention is therefore to provide an x-ray device that is simple to construct and can be inexpensively produced. This object is achieved by the proposed x-ray device for...
8213570 X-ray security inspection machine  
X-ray security inspection machine (10) comprising an X-ray tunnel (40); a conveyor means (50) for conveying an article through the tunnel; an X-ray source for irradiating the article; and an X-ray...
8213571 Small diameter X-ray tube  
Methods and systems for X-ray imaging enable inspection of an area of an object that is located separate and apart from a location of an X-ray generator. An X-ray imaging system includes an X-ray...
8199878 Methods and systems for performing differential radiography  
The present invention relates to a characterization system (100) for characterizing an object (104) comprising a basic material and additional structural features. The system (100) comprises at...
8194250 Wideband RF detection  
The present invention relates to a method of wideband RF detection. The method may include transmitting a signal from a plurality of transmit positions along a drive path. Reflections of the...
8184887 System and method for image reconstruction  
A tomographic imaging apparatus is provided for generating images. The tomographic apparatus includes a computer programmed to access a data sinogram representative of the image, reconstruct the...
8180139 Method and system for inspection of containers  
A method and system for producing images of at least one object of interest in a container. The method includes receiving three-dimensional volumetric scan data from a scan of the container,...
8180019 Methods and systems for computer tomography of nuclear isotopes using nuclear resonance fluorescence  
The transmission of photons through a target produces “holes” in the transmitted energy spectrum that are characteristic of the NRF energies of the nuclear isotopes in the target. Measuring the...
8170177 Multiple pass cargo inspection system  
The present invention is a cargo inspection system, employing a radiation source, capable of scanning vehicles and/or cargo in a wide range of sizes, including conventional imaging areas as well...
8165268 Material analysis based on imaging effective atomic numbers  
Effective atomic numbers associated with pixels in a region are received. An effective atomic number is associated with each pixel in the region. X-ray data for the region is received, and an item...
8165267 Method and device for checking carry-on luggage and other carried objects  
A method and device is provided for controlling a hand luggage and other objects carried by flight passengers during check-in, wherein the complexity of an object is determined in a first...