SCATTER CONTROL IN BEDSIDE RADIOGRAPHY
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): Bedside radiography is
one of the few fields of radiology in which there is no commercially viable
means of controlling scattered radiation. This is due to the difficulty in
aligning the focal spot with an anti-scatter grid. X-ray scatter therefore
often reduces the contrast in bedside radiographs by a factor of 10 or more.
This problem is exacerbated in digital imaging systems, which are usually more
sensitive to scatter than conventional systems. A practical and convenient
solution to this problem is proposed. The goal of Phase I will be to build and
evaluate the proposed sensor subsystem, and of Phase II to produce a complete
preproduction system and to demonstrate its clinical utility.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
This invention is directly applicable to bedside and mobile radiography.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:David M. Gauntt
X-RAY IMAGING INNOVATIONS
92 ROBERT JEMISON RD BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
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