Patent Number: 6,480,565

Title: Apparatus and method for cone beam volume computed tomography breast imaging

Abstract: Cone beam volume CT mammography is performed with a gantry frame on which a cone-beam radiation source and a digital area detector are mounted. The patient rests on an ergonomically designed table with a hole or two holes to allow one breast or two breasts to extend therethrough such that the gantry frame surrounds that breast. The gantry frame is rotatable so that the radiation source and the detector move in a circular orbit around the breast. In addition, the gantry frame is movable to describe a geometry other than a simple circle orbit, such as a circle plus one or more lines or a spiral.

Inventors: Ning; Ruola (Penfield, NY)

Assignee: University of Rochester

International Classification: A61B 6/00 (20060101); A61B 6/06 (20060101); A61B 6/03 (20060101); A61B 006/04 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019