Patent Number: 7,825,393

Title: Computed radiography system and method for manufacturing the same

Abstract: A computed radiography system is provided. The computed radiography system includes an imaging plate configured to store a radiation energy pattern of an object or emit multiple prompt emission photons of the radiation energy pattern upon irradiation or a combination thereof. The computed radiography system also includes at least one light source configured to illuminate at least a sub-area of the imaging plate for a time period of less than about a second. The at least one light source is configured to stimulate at least one of an emission of multiple photons of the radiation energy pattern stored in the imaging plate. The computed radiography system further includes a two dimensional imager configured to capture at least one two dimensional image from the at least a sub-area of the imaging plate using one of an image emitted from the radiation energy pattern stored or an image emitted from prompt emission or a combination thereof.

Inventors: Corby, Jr.; Nelson Raymond (Scotia, NY), Bueno; Clifford (Clifton Park, NY)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: G01N 23/083 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00