Global Patent Index - EP 1258176 A1

EP 1258176 A1 2002-11-20 - METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT RELATING TO AN X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS

Title (en)

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT RELATING TO AN X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND ANORDNUNG BEZÜGLICH EINER RÖNTGENABBILDUNGSVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF CONCERNANT UN APPAREIL D'IMAGERIE AUX RAYONS X

Publication

EP 1258176 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01942852 A

Priority

  • SE 0100138 W
  • SE 0000197 A
  • US 17883900 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0154463A1] The present invention relates to an arrangement for adjusting a number of settings in an x-ray imaging apparatus (10) for recurrent mammography examinations, said apparatus comprising at least one x-ray source (11), a collimator arrangement (12) and compression pedals (13a, 13b) for positioning and compressing the breast (14) of a patient to be examined. The arrangement comprises: control units (16-19) for adjusting said number of settings of said x-ray imaging apparatus based on an identity of said person to be examined and data stored in a database (21), said data including a set of setting-data from at least one recent x-ray examination of said patient, a main control unit (15) communicating with a control unit (16) for adjusting characteristics of x-ray radiations from said x-ray source (11), a control unit (17) for adjusting the position of said x-ray source (11) and an identity input device (20). The arrangement further comprises a device (19) for adjsuting collimator slots widths based on information retrieved from said database and/or a position of said pedals.

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

H05G 1/30; A61B 6/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/117 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01); A61B 6/04 (2006.01); A61B 6/06 (2006.01); H05G 1/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 6/502 (2013.01); A61B 6/06 (2013.01); A61B 6/505 (2013.01); A61B 6/545 (2013.01); H05G 1/30 (2013.01); A61B 6/467 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0154463A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0154463 A1 20010726; AU 2901601 A 20010731; EP 1258176 A1 20021120; JP 2003520115 A 20030702

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-31 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060801

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020716

2002-11-20 [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 TR

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI