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Title: X-ray beam alignment device and method

Abstract

The present invention provides a bright, focused visible light source that is part of a visible light alignment assembly that is coupled to an X-ray generator. The visible light source projects a bright, focused visible light beam from the X-ray generator through a collimator and object or part to be radiographed and to a detector or film, just as a subsequent X-ray beam eventually is. This allows the operator to quickly and easily visually assess the eventual position and coverage or spread of the X-ray beam and align the X-ray generator, collimator, object or part to be radiographed, and/or detector or film, with a minimum of test radiographs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568490
Patent Number(s):
10,325,691
Application Number:
15/096,655
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/12/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Henry, Nathaniel Frederick. X-ray beam alignment device and method. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Henry, Nathaniel Frederick. X-ray beam alignment device and method. United States.
Henry, Nathaniel Frederick. Tue . "X-ray beam alignment device and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568490.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides a bright, focused visible light source that is part of a visible light alignment assembly that is coupled to an X-ray generator. The visible light source projects a bright, focused visible light beam from the X-ray generator through a collimator and object or part to be radiographed and to a detector or film, just as a subsequent X-ray beam eventually is. This allows the operator to quickly and easily visually assess the eventual position and coverage or spread of the X-ray beam and align the X-ray generator, collimator, object or part to be radiographed, and/or detector or film, with a minimum of test radiographs.},
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year = {2019},
month = {6}
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