X-ray imaging of baggage and personnel using arrays of discrete sources and multiple collimated beams

  • US 7,505,562 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2007
  • Issued: 03/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for imaging an object, the method comprising:

  • a. activating an array of discrete X-ray sources in a prescribed temporal pattern so as to illuminate the object with a beam varying in spatial orientation;

    b. detecting with a detector X-rays of the beam scattered after interaction with the object and generating a detector signal; and

    c. constructing an image of the object based on the time variation of the detector signal.

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