Integrated Multi-Mode Mammography/Tomosynthesis X-Ray System And Method

  • US 20090003519A1
  • Filed: 11/23/2005
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for multi-mode breast x-ray imaging, comprising:

  • a compression arm assembly for compressing and immobilizing a patient'"'"'s breast for x-ray imaging;

    an x-ray tube assembly; and

    an x-ray image receptor,wherein said compression arm assembly, said x-ray tube assembly and said x-ray image receptor are configured for movement to accommodate a plurality of imaging protocols and modes, and are angled relative to each other for different ones of said imaging protocols and modes.

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