To provide a high-speed and high-resolution image of an anatomical structure such as the vertebrae or other body parts of a patient with determination of a three-dimensional position of a trauma in the patient and a favorable contrast resolution.
An X-ray tube 110 is composed to radiate X-rays 114 from a plurality of positions while the X-ray tube 110 is moving along the longer axis 136 of a patient placement surface 130 that is movable. A scattering preventing grid is composed to eliminate scattered X-rays, and it includes grid line parallel to the longer axis 136 of the patient placement surface 130 that is movable. The X-rays 114 radiated from the plurality of positions are recomposed into at least one image comprising at least one plane in the anatomical structure of the patient. This technique is usable for application for emergency medical service or to a trauma. The patient 132 can be quickly and easily moved to be close to an X-ray detector 120 used with the X-ray tube 110 and the scattering preventing grid on the patient placement surface 130 that is movable.
Thomas, Carson Hale
Schulte, Gerald P.
Avinash, Gopal B.
Saunders, Rowland F.
Merisotis, Tammy M.
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