A method of preparing for an injection procedure preferably includes: mounting a syringe comprising a distal end and a plunger on an injector comprising a piston; sensing that the syringe is mounted on the injector; advancing the piston of the injector to engage the plunger of the syringe and to advance the plunger to the distal end thereof; and retracting the piston to retract the plunger and aspirate fluid into the syringe. Preferably, the method includes determining whether the syringe is an empty syringe, a preloaded syringe or a prefilled syringe.

Title
Method of preparing for a fluid injection procedure using a medical injector and a syringe
Application Number
10/670154
Publication Number
20040133183
Application Date
September 23, 2003
Publication Date
July 8, 2004
Inventor
Robert D Parks
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Edward J Rhinehart
Monroeville
PA, US
Larry J Fuchs
Ford City
PA, US
Steven C Rygg
Irwin
PA, US
Francis J Sciulli
Crafton
PA, US
James A Dedig
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Kevin P Cowan
Allison Park
PA, US
Mark W Hitchins
Sewickley
PA, US
Mark Trocki
Cheswick
PA, US
Agent
Medrad
PA, US
Agent
Gregory L Bradley
PA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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