Patent Number: 7,786,448

Title: Imaging apparatus, method for driving the same and radiation imaging system

Abstract: For reducing extremely conspicuous line noise appearing in a picked up image with a simple configuration without complicating the configuration of an apparatus, an imaging apparatus a first sampling and holding circuit for sampling and holding an electric signal from pixels in one column of the detection unit and a second sampling and holding circuit for sampling and holding and electric signal from pixels in the other column of the detection unit, and a control unit for controlling such that the first and second sampling and holding circuits perform the sampling and holding in mutually different timings.

Inventors: Endo; Tadao (Honjo, JP), Kameshima; Toshio (Kumagaya, JP), Yagi; Tomoyuki (Honjo, JP), Takenaka; Katsuro (Honjo, JP), Yokoyama; Keigo (Honjo, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G01T 1/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018