05388580 is referenced by 130 patents and cites 23 patents.

A head holder with the following characteristics: it is compatible with MR (no metallic parts); it is adjustable for use with adults and children; it does not produce any degradation of imaging or spectroscopy raw data; it does not induce claustrophobia; it can be used as a fixation device for cervical spine MR examinations; and it can operate with any MR unit. A strap is placed around the head of the patient at the forehead, is tightened, and then the head with band attached is positioned for optimal comfort and examining advantage. Lock screws are then tightened, holding the head comfortably in three-dimensional space. Only a single band is placed over the forehead of the person and the rest of the fixation is provided by adjusting and locking screws located in the base and along the sides of the holder. This prevents the patient from being able to rotate his or her head from side to side or up and down. The holder is designed to fit into the MR table. This is a major improvement over existing devices in that it provides for patient comfort while providing adequate head support and fixation.

Title
Head holder for magnetic resonance imaging/spectroscopy system
Application Number
7/932842
Publication Number
5388580
Application Date
August 19, 1992
Publication Date
February 14, 1995
Inventor
Roland W Seldon
Rockville
MD, US
Joseph A Frank
Potomac
MD, US
James V Sullivan
Bowie
MD, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
DC, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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