Global Patent Index - EP 1079734 A1

EP 1079734 A1 2001-03-07 - X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS

Title (en)

X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS

Title (de)

RÖNTGENBILDGERÄT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'IMAGERIE A RAYONS X

Publication

EP 1079734 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99919473 A

Priority

  • IB 9900930 W
  • ZA 9804356 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9960928A1] X-ray imaging apparatus is provided which includes a moveable C-shaped arm (16) with an X-ray source (12) mounted at one end and a linear camera array (14) at the other end. The arm is driven relative to a patient and scans the patient's body with a narrow, fanned beam. A position encoder (150) generates timing signals which are used to synchronise the motion of the arm with imaging circuits, to generate image signals of a relatively large object.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 6/00; A61B 6/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 6/00 (2006.01); A61B 6/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 6/4441 (2013.01); A61B 6/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9960928A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9960928 A1 19991202; AU 3724999 A 19991213; EP 1079734 A1 20010307; JP 2002516136 A 20020604

INPADOC legal status


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2004-01-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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2001-04-18 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

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2001-03-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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