Beam collimator arrangement for scanned-slot mammography has x-ray source, x-ray image receiver and female breast compression paddles
2001 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The apparatus comprises an x-ray source (21) and an x-ray image receiver (25). The breast (26) to be examined is placed between compression paddles (23,24) which flatten it, maximizing breast exposure to allow a sufficient contrast to be obtained. The collimator arrangement (22) can be moved to a parking position (P) when no x-ray exposure is conducted, and an active position (A) before x-ray exposure is initiated. The beam collimator is positioned between the x-ray source and the compressor paddles. An Independent claim is included for a mammography apparatus.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-51313DiVA: diva2:463806
SE 523512-C2 (2004-04-27)
QC 20111212. QC 201308072011-12-122011-12-122013-08-07Bibliographically approved