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Title: Collimator with attachment mechanism and system

Abstract

A self-aligning collimator for a radiation imaging device that is secured and aligned through the use of a plurality of small magnets. The collimator allows for the rapid exchange, removal, or addition of collimators for the radiation imaging device without the need for tools. The accompanying method discloses the use of magnets and accompanying magnetic fields to align and secure collimators in a radiation imaging assembly.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Yorktown, VA
  2. Hampton, VA
  3. Morgantown, WV
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1069097
Patent Number(s):
8217359
Application Number:
13/135,615
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21K - TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING PARTICLES OR IONISING RADIATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Kross, Brian J, McKisson, John, Stolin, Aleksandr, Weisenberger, Andrew G, and Zorn, Carl. Collimator with attachment mechanism and system. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Kross, Brian J, McKisson, John, Stolin, Aleksandr, Weisenberger, Andrew G, & Zorn, Carl. Collimator with attachment mechanism and system. United States.
Kross, Brian J, McKisson, John, Stolin, Aleksandr, Weisenberger, Andrew G, and Zorn, Carl. Tue . "Collimator with attachment mechanism and system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1069097.
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