Patent Number: 6,298,114

Title: X-ray mammography apparatus

Abstract: An X-ray mammography apparatus for more reliable and less painful diagnosis, by providing means for elongating the breast using gravity or force of suction. In one form, the patient is horizontally positioned on a bed having a hole for elongating the breast. An X-ray source and a film table are located under the bed, thereby allowing an X-ray beam going horizontally through the patient's breast. An advantage is that a cancer near the chest wall can be more reliably detected.

Inventors: Yoda; Kiyoshi (Hyogo, JP)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: A61B 6/00 (20060101); A61B 6/04 (20060101); A61B 006/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018