Global Patent Index - EP 1051636 A1

EP 1051636 A1 2000-11-15 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM

Title (en)

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM

Title (de)

GERÄT ZUR BILDERZEUGUNG DURCH MAGNETISCHE RESONANZ

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'IMAGERIE PAR RESONANCE MAGNETIQUE

Publication

EP 1051636 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99958093 A

Priority

  • EP 99958093 A
  • EP 9908950 W
  • EP 98203971 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0033100A1] A magnetic resonance imaging system includes a cylindrically shaped space for receiving a patient to be examined. In conventional MRI systems this space is both long and narrow; this impedes the access to the patient during images and also causes feelings of claustrophobia. The novel MRI system has a cylindrical space which is either short and wide or open at its side, thus providing access for a physician or medical assistant. The open space also reduces feelings of claustrophobia.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01R 33/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01R 33/3815 (2006.01); A61B 5/055 (2006.01); G01R 33/38 (2006.01); H01F 6/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01R 33/3806 (2013.01); G01R 33/3815 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0033100A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 0033100 A1 20000608; EP 1051636 A1 20001115; JP 2002531196 A 20020924

INPADOC legal status


2004-05-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB NL

2003-04-23 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030227

2001-01-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001208

2000-11-15 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-11-15 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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