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X-ray system

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Robert John Sykes, William Thomas Luke Walker, Benjamin Kingsley Stuart Pcecock, David Terence Lilley, Andrew Glyn Richard Cartwright, Steven Jeffrey Humc Ainsworth

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A method of controlling an X-ray system and a cabinet for an X-ray system. The method comprises viewing a first virtual X-ray image of an object, manipulating the first image to best show an area of interest, and generating a second image in real time corresponding to the area of interest. The cabinet comprises an inner housing having an open mouth and being fully insertable with a clearance in an outer housing having an open mouth, the inner and outer housings being attachable to secure and space the housings in a predetermined relationship. Lead shielding comprises a substantially complete intermediate layer extending between the inner and outer housings and the open mouth is provided with a lead lined closure.

Description

Other features of the invention will be apparent from the following description of a preferred embodiment shown by way of example only in the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a schematic illustration of an x-ray tube, object support surface and arcuately movable image intensifier;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a device for moving an image intensifier arcuately in mutually perpendicular directions;

FIG. 3 illustrates the construction of a cabinet according to the invention;

FIG. 4 illustrates a video image according to the invention;

FIG. 5 illustrates a magnified image corresponding to FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 illustrates software imaging of a plain through hole; and

FIG. 7 illustrates software imaging of a countersunk through hole.

Claims

1. A method of controlling an x-ray inspection device comprising the steps of:

2. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the virtual and real time image are displayed on the same monitor at the same time.

3. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the virtual image is created or recreated by real time imaging of an object.

4. A method of controlling an x-ray inspection device comprising the steps of:

5. A method of controlling an x-ray inspection device comprising the steps of: