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X-RAY BEAM ALIGNMENT DEVICE AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

20170295633
A1
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Leha'ir
The present invention provides a bright, focused visible light source that is part of a visible light alignment assembly that is coupled to an X-ray generator. The visible light source projects a bright, focused visible light beam from the X-ray generator through a collimator and object or part to be radiographed and to a detector or film, just as a subsequent X-ray beam eventually is. This allows the operator to quickly and easily visually assess the eventual position and coverage or spread of the X-ray beam and align the X-ray generator, collimator, object or part to be radiographed, and/or detector or film, with a minimum of test radiographs.
HENRY, Nathaniel Frederick (Clinton, TN)
15/ 096,655
April 12, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] The U.S. Government has rights to the present disclosure pursuant to Contract No. DE-NA0001942 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.