Patent Number: 6,528,811

Title: Method and apparatus for recording and reading out radiation images

Abstract: A waiting time between when a radiation image of an object was stored on astimulable phosphor sheet and when readout of the radiation image from thestimulable phosphor sheet is begun is set in accordance with an intensityof radiation after-glow, which continues to occur with the stimulablephosphor sheet after the radiation image was stored on the stimulablephosphor sheet. The step of reading out the radiation image and a step ofmoving the stimulable phosphor sheet with respect to an image read-outsection is controlled such that the readout of the radiation image fromthe stimulable phosphor sheet is begun after the waiting time, which hasbeen set, has elapsed. Adverse effects of the radiation after-glow arethus reduced with a simple constitution.

Inventors: Arakawa; Satoshi (Kaisei-machi, JP)


International Classification: G03B 42/02 (20060101); G03B 042/02 ()

Expiration Date: 03/02015