(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,711,085 B2
Suzuki et al. (45) Date of Patent: May 4,2010
PCT Pub. Date: Oct. 19, 2006 (65) Prior Publication Data
US 2009/0041191 Al Feb. 12, 2009
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Apr. 11,2005 (JP) 2005-113994
Oct. 26,2005 (JP) 2005-311066
Apr. 11,2006 (JP) 2006-109230
(51) Int. CI.
A61B 6/14 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 378/39
(58) Field of Classification Search 378/4,
378/38, 39, 95, 114, 115, 116 See application file for complete search history.
4,852,134 A * 2009/0041191 Al*
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—Chih-Cheng G Kao
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—William L. Androlia; H.
An X-ray detecting section (13) comprises a first imaging means (SI) to generate an X-ray image in response to the X-ray slit beam (B) and a second imaging means (S2) to generate an X-ray image in response to the X-ray broad beam (BB). The radiography apparatus (M) displays a first X-ray image generated by the X-ray slit beam (B) and said first imaging means (SI), specifies a desired interested area (R) on the first X-ray image, and generates a predetermined sectional image as a second X-ray image by using the X-ray broad beam (BB) and the second imaging means (S2) with respect to the specified interested area (R).
11 Claims, 51 Drawing Sheets