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Publication numberUS1933325 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date31 Oct 1933
Filing date13 Feb 1929
Publication numberUS 1933325 A, US 1933325A, US-A-1933325, US1933325 A, US1933325A
InventorsCaperton Horsley
Original Assigneeby mesne assignments
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
X-ray apparatus
US 1933325 A
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Oct. 31, 1933. E, GOLDFIELD r AL 1,933,325

X-RAY APPARATUS Filed Feb. 13, 1929 INVENTORS lbw/N 1?. Qua/wag im TRNEY$ Patented Oct. 31, 1933 1,933,325 X-RAY APPARATUS Edwin E. Goldfield and Caperton Horsley, Cleveland, Ohio, assignors, by mesne assignments, to Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, East Pittsburgh, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Application February 13, 1929. Serial No. 339,595

" 6 Claims. (01. 250-34 This invention-relates to X-ray apparatusand more particularly the invention contemplates an attachment'for radiographic apparatus whereby fluoroscopicwork' may be done, and thereafter --'radiographic work-may sun be done without necessitating removal of the attachment.

The object of the invention is, therefore, to provide suchan attachment which shall be simpie-in design and'operation yet which will ful- 'fill its purpose' efficie'ntl y. I More specifically; a furtherobject of the invention is to provide a subframe attachable to theframe of the'radiographic unit and carrying a panel and fluoroscopicscreen. The panel is movable onthesubframe between a position in which it is useful in the usualmanner in fluoros'copy, and a position in which is does not interfere with use "of. theapparatus in radiography; and'thej fluoroscopic screen'is also movable on the subframe whereby the same may be properly positioned relative to the X-ray tube Still a further object of the invention is to provide means for releasably connecting the the movements of these two parts may be synin connection with the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a radi'ographic apparatus with our fluoroscopic attac hment applied' theretmthe parts being'in position for 'radiographic use; Figs. 2 and 3 are plan views largely diagrammatic illustrating the possible adjustments of the parts; and Fig. 4 is a detail sectional elevation showingthe manner of connecting the fluoroscopic screen with the X ray'tube mounting; 1 I

With reference now' tothe'drawing, 1 is a base supporting an upright'column 2'about which fits av sleeve 3 for rotational adjustment thereon. 4 ista carriage, vertically adjustable on the sleeve 3 but secured against r'otational movement relative thereto, and serving as a mounting for the usual X-ray tube means generally designated by the reference character 5. The mounting 4 and the parts carried thereby are preferably counterbalanced by a weight movable within a hollow in the column 2 and having connection with the mounting 4 as by the'chain 9 passing over a pulley 10. 6 likewise generally designates transformer means for serving the X-ray means 5 fluoroscopic screenwith the 'X-ray' tube whereby.

through a high tension aerial system including the conductors 7 and flexible leads 8, the transformer means being secured with the sleeve 3.

Thus the base 1 and column 2 comprise a frame for supporting the transformer means 6 and the X-ray means 5, the X-ray means being vertically adjustable on the frame, and the X-' ray means together with the transformer means being rotatably adjustable as a unit upon the frame.

' What has thus far been described comprises radiographic apparatus such as illustrated and described more in detail in the Patent No. L775,-

883 issued September 16,1930 to Edwin-R.l

Goldfield. v

According'to our invention, we provide a bracket 11 adapted to be secured on the column 2 below the sleeve 3 as indicated, Fig. 1; whereby the bracket extends laterally of the column and in a vertical plane as shown. Mounted in the bracket 11 is'a vertical column 12, so that the columnlZ and bracket 11 comprise in a sense, a subframe adapted for attachment to the frame of the radiographic unit, this subframe serving as a frame for supporting'fluoroscopic means as follows.

, Vertically adjustable but non-rotatable on the column-12 is a carriage'13 which may be preferably counterbalanced by a weight movable in a hollow in the column 12 in a manner similar to the counterbalancing arrangement for the carriage 4 described. The carriage 13 supports an arm 14 adjustable about the vertical axis 15 and carrying a bracket 16 adjustable on the vertical axis 17 at the end of the arm 14. The bracket 16 has a pair of arms between which is mounted for adjustment about a horizontal axis,

a fluoroscopic screen 18;

Thus the fluoroscopic screen ls is bodily movplane toward and from the carriage 4. .The rod 19 carries at its end adjacent the carriage 4 a yoke 20 the crotchof which is adapted to fit about the neck portion 21 of the carriage 4 which extends laterally of the sleeve 3 to carry able vertically through the range of verticalad- I the X-ray tube means. Thus when the rod 19 is adjusted as shown Fig. 1,. the X-ray tube and the fluoroscopic screen are independently adjustable, but when the parts are in the posi- 5 tion indicated Fig. l, the screen will be maintained at the elevation of the X-ray tube regardless of vertical adjustment of the latter. On the column 12 are a pair of vertically spaced elbow brackets 22 fixed upon the column 12.

movement about the vertical axis extending therebetween. The outer arm positions of the brackets22 are long enough to'allow the panel 15 24 to swing thereagainst, and the panel has free swinging movement from such position. i

It will be apparent that, as indicated Fig. 2, where radiographic work only is to be done-the panel 24 and screen 18 may be swung clear of 20 then be employed as usual; whereas when fiuoro-; scopic work is to be done the parts may be positioned as indicated Fig. 3 so that a patient may stand against the panel. 24 and behindthe screen 18, with the X-ray tube behind the panel, and the screen 18 be caused to follow vertical adjustments of the X-ray tube means through the described connection had by the rod 19 and yoke 20. H

What we claim is:

1. A fluoroscopic attachment for radiographic apparatus comprising a sub-frame adapted for connection to the frame of said apparatus, a fluoroscopic screen carriage vertically movable on said sub-frame and provided with means engageable with an X-ray tube carriage carried by said radiographic apparatus, a fluoroscopic screen carried by said fluoroscopic screen carriage and simultaneously movable in a vertical plane with an X-ray tube when said means is in engagement with the X-ray tubecarriage, said screen being adjustable about a vertical and horizontal axis relative to said sub-frameand Xray tube carriage, and a panel movable on said sub-frame to a position between said X-ray tube carriage and said screen in parallel spaced relation therewith for fluoroscopic work and movable adjacent said tube carriage and screen when the apparatus is used for radiographic work.

v 2. A fluoroscopic attachment for radiographic apparatus comprising a sub-frame adapted for connection to the frame of said apparatus, a fluoroscopic screen carriage carried by said subframe and movable in a vertical plane, said carriage. being provided with means engageable with an X-ray tube carriage. carried by said apparatus to cause simultaneous vertical movement of both .said carriages, a fluoroscopic screen carried by said fluoroscopic screen carriage-and adjustable about a vertical and a horizontal axis relative to an X-ray tube carried by said X-ray tube carriage, and a panel rotatably connected to said sub-frame and movable into tuberr A panel 24 has hinged connection between the free ends of the elbow brackets '22 and swinging the parts of the radiographic unit which may a position between said screen and Said. X-ray 3. A fluoroscopic attachment for radiographic apparatus comprising a bracket adapted for connection to said apparatus, a vertical member carried by said bracket, a pair of spaced arms secured to said member, a panel supported by said arms forrotational movement, a fluoroscopic screen carriage vertically adjustable on said member and provided with means engageable with an X-ray tube carriage carried by said apparatus to cause simultaneous vertical movement of both said carriages, and a fluoroscopic screen adjustably connected to said fluoroscopic screen carriage formovement about a vertical and a horizontal axis relative to said panel.

4. An X-ray apparatus including the combination of a frame having a pair of spaced vertical members, a carriage provided with an X-ray tube and vertically movable on one of said members, a carriage for a fluoroscopic screen vertically movable on the other member, a fluoroscopic screen mounted upon said last mentioned carriage and adjustable about a vertical and a horizontal axis relative to said firstmen-r tioned carriage, and a rod slidably; mounted on said latter carriage having-a yoke for engagement with said X-ray tube carriage for moving said carriage as a unit. 1 1

5. An X-ray apparatus including the combination of a. vertical standard, a carriage provided with an X-ray tubeandmounted for longitudinal movement relative to said standard, a bracket connectedto said standard, a second standard supported by said bracket in parallel spaced relationship to said first standard, a fluoroscopic carriage mounted on said second standard for longitudinal movement and having a fluoroscopic screen mounted thereon, said fluoroscopic screen being mounted for adjustment abouta vertical and a horizontalaxisrelative to said standard, a panel connected to said second standard and disposed between said tube and screen, and means releasably connecting said carriages whereby said tube and screen as a unit are vertically movable relative to said panel.

6. An X -ray apparatus including a frame, a sub-frame carried by said frame, a. panel adjustably connected to said sub-frame, a fluoroscopic screencarria'ge carried by said subframe and movable longitudinally thereof, a carriage provided with an X-ray tube carried by EDWIN R. GOLD'FIELD. CAPERTON HORSLEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification378/190, 378/197
Cooperative ClassificationA61B6/04