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In Body Coil Integrated Breathing Control Cushion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000187269D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 9 Issue 9B (2009-09-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Sep-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

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Siemens

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Abstract

Some medical examinations, especially some MR imaging examinations, require breath hold measurements (MR: Magnetic Resonance). Referring to this, current breathing control can be realized by belts or cushions which have to be put on the patient before the actual coil and scanning positioning. However, these methods are complicated and slow.

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In Body Coil Integrated Breathing Control Cushion

Idea: Sari Lehtonen-Krause, DE-Erlangen

Some medical examinations, especially some MR imaging examinations, require breath hold measurements (MR: Magnetic Resonance). Referring to this, current breathing control can be realized by belts or cushions which have to be put on the patient before the actual coil and scanning positioning. However, these methods are complicated and slow.

Following, an in body coil integrated breathing control cushion is proposed that can be activated by software. A cushion integrated in body coil means that the breathing control device is always available. Sensors detect the breathing movements by changing pressure within the cushion. These movements are shown as a curve in PMU (Physiological Monitoring Unit). If the customer wants to control the breath, the PMU is automatically opened, the curve is shown in PMU and the cushion is in active mode.

The main advantage of the proposed breathing control device is its easy and fast use. It is always available and does not have to be put on separately. Software supports the use of the breathing control.

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