Patent Number: 6,169,780

Title: X-ray apparatus with improved patient access

Abstract: An X-ray device for generating a panoramic tomogram is designed so that a revolving arm can move between a first position, where an X-ray generator and an X-ray receiver that are both supported by the revolving arm oppose each other through the head of a patient positioned in a patient positioning station, and a second position, where an operator of the X-ray device can look at the patient's head from a side view, thereby allowing the operator to properly position the patient in the patient positioning station. The incorporation of a second X-ray receiver additionally allows for the generation of a cephalogram. The incorporation of a blind prevents the patient from visually or physically interacting with selected components of the apparatus.

Inventors: Yoshimura; Takahiro (Kyoto, JP), Yoshida; Masanobu (Kyoto, JP), Otsuka; Masanori (Kyoto, JP)

Assignee: J. Morita Manufacturing Corp.

International Classification: A61B 6/14 (20060101); H04N 005/32 (); A61B 006/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018