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1. (WO2016064878) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS IMAGE ACQUISITION

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/064878    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/056463
Publication Date: Fri Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61B 6/02
A61B 6/00
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: SOUCHAY, Henri
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS IMAGE ACQUISITION
Abstract:
A method for image acquisition includes selectively concealing and exposing an x-ray source to a target object while the x-ray source travels along a first path and moving an x-ray detector along a second path in a first direction while the x-ray source is exposed to the target object. The method further includes moving the x-ray detector along the second path in a second direction generally opposite the first direction while the x-ray source is concealed from the target object.