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1. (WO2017040972) MRI-COMPATIBLE 12-LEAD ECG CABLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040972    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050163
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 5/0402
A61B 5/0408
A61B 5/0416
G01R 1/073
Applicants: MIRTLE MEDICAL, LLC
Inventors: WARD, Jay, M.
BARTULA, Bill
ROBERTSON, James, K.
WATKINS, Ronald, D.
SCHMIDT, Ehud, J.
Title: MRI-COMPATIBLE 12-LEAD ECG CABLE
Abstract:
An apparatus and method for an electrocardiogram (ECG) cable suitable for use inside a Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanner during a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) operation. In particular, the present invention relates to a patient safe (MRI-conditional) 12- lead ECG cable capable of use inside an MR scanner during an MRI scan. The ECG cable does not heat up to a degree that would burn a patient undergoing an MRI scan, but also enables the conventional 12-lead ECG electrode placement required for diagnostic monitoring of the patient. Specifically, the ECG cable electrodes can be placed on a patient in the traditional configuration as 12-lead ECG cable designed for use outside of an MR scanner and take diagnostic level readings, during operation of an MR device or system. Additionally, the cable provides a continuous shield which maintains zero emissions while satisfying defibrillation requirements.