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Collimator with attachment mechanism and system

United States Patent

July 10, 2012
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A self-aligning collimator for a radiation imaging device that is secured and aligned through the use of a plurality of small magnets. The collimator allows for the rapid exchange, removal, or addition of collimators for the radiation imaging device without the need for tools. The accompanying method discloses the use of magnets and accompanying magnetic fields to align and secure collimators in a radiation imaging assembly.
Kross; Brian J. (Yorktown, VA), McKisson; John (Hampton, VA), Stolin; Aleksandr (Morgantown, WV), Weisenberger; Andrew G. (Yorktown, VA), Zorn; Carl (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 135,615
July 11, 2011
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.