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1. (WO2017148706) HYBRID X-RAY AND GAMMA IMAGING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/148706    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/053456
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 17 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 6/04
A61B 6/00
A61B 6/02
A61B 6/03
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: WIECZOREK, Herfried Karl
GOEDICKE, Andreas
STEGEHUIS, Herman
JACOBS, Johannes Wilhelmus Maria
Title: HYBRID X-RAY AND GAMMA IMAGING SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention relates to the detection of x-ray and gamma quanta. In the medical imaging arrangement (100) an x-ray source (111) is attached to a first portion of an x-ray c-arm (113) and an x-ray detector (112) is attached to a second portion of the x-ray c-arm (113) for measuring x-ray transmission along a path (115) between the x-ray source and the x-ray detector. A gamma camera (114) is movable along a trajectory (116) that intersects the path between the x-ray source and the x-ray detector. Since the gamma camera can be moved along a trajectory that intersects the path between the x-ray source and the x-ray detector, the gamma camera can be used to generate a nuclear image that closely corresponds to the same region of interest as that which is imaged by the x-ray source and detector.