February 28, 2008 – IDC received a patent for a dual-energy optically coupled digital radiography system, reportedly helping to simultaneously obtain two distinct images of the same subject, each representing a different X-ray energy spectrum.
In hopes to improve diagnostic information, this technology will reportedly let doctors see bone and soft tissue images separately. Designed to eliminated patient motion, it reportedly captures all the necessary data in a single exposure.
“This invention relates to an optically coupled digital radiography method and apparatus for simultaneously obtaining two distinct images of the same subject, each of which represents a different X-ray energy spectrum. The two images may be combined in various ways such that anatomical features may be separated from one another to provide a clearer view of those features or of underlying structures,” said the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
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