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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING IMAGING SYSTEM WORKFLOW
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2005055007
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method and system are provided for improving and organizing workflow of a computed radiography system (10) comprising of one or more storage phosphor readers (12), and multiple workstations (20) which control and receive image data from the readers. In one embodiment, the method comprises temporarily associating an imaging cassette, containing a storage phosphor imaging plate, with a specific workstation. The imaging cassette is transported to the reader and inserted into the reader. The image-plate reader is temporarily associated with the specific workstation. This temporary association allows the workstation to control the reader; and allow for sending of an X-ray image data from the reader only to the specific workstation. In other embodiments, this workflow may be adapted for use with networks having a plurality of image plate readers and a plurality of workstations.

Inventors:
MITCHELL CHRISTOPHER R (US)
RIMSA JOSEPH R (US)
MINSER KARL (US)
CANTONI CHARLES (US)
Application Number:
US2004039744W
Publication Date:
December 01, 2005
Filing Date:
November 26, 2004
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Assignee:
ALARA, INC.
MITCHELL, CHRISTOPHER, R.
RIMSA, JOSEPH, R.
MINSER, KARL
CANTONI, CHARLES
International Classes:
G01N23/04; G03B42/08; G06F; (IPC1-7): G01N23/04
Foreign References:
US6431440B12002-08-13
US20030137968A12003-07-24
US20030081734A12003-05-01
US5893002A1999-04-06
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