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1. US20090304146 - Mammography appliance

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12162263
Application Date 05.01.2007
Publication Number 20090304146
Publication Date 10.12.2009
Grant Number 7835490
Grant Date 16.11.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61B 6/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
04Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
CPC
A61B 6/502
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
50Clinical applications
502involving diagnosis of breast, i.e. mammography
A61B 6/0414
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
04Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
0407Supports, e.g. tables or beds, for the body or parts of the body
0414with compression means
A61B 6/4441
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
44Constructional features of apparatus for radiation diagnosis
4429related to the mounting of source units and detector units
4435the source unit and the detector unit being coupled by a rigid structure
4441the rigid structure being a C-arm or U-arm
A61B 10/0041
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
10Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. instruments for taking a cell sample, for biopsy, for vaccination diagnosis
0041Detection of breast cancer
A61B 90/11
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
10for stereotaxic surgery, e.g. frame-based stereotaxis
11with guides for needles or instruments, e.g. arcuate slides or ball joints
A61B 90/14
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
10for stereotaxic surgery, e.g. frame-based stereotaxis
14Fixators for body parts, e.g. skull clamps; Constructional details of fixators, e.g. pins
Applicants Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
Inventors Ramsauer Martin
Agents Brinks Hofer Gilson &; Lione
Title
(EN) Mammography appliance
Abstract
(EN)

To permit a compact and structurally simple design of a mammography appliance, an irradiation unit is secured on a C-arm, which lies in a swivel plane that is perpendicular to a horizontal axis. In this way, only slight mechanical leverages act on the support arm. At the same time, the C-arm design creates a free space, which is used in particular also for the arrangement of a display and/or control panel and for the arrangement of a biopsy unit.


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