06397098 is referenced by 164 patents and cites 4 patents.

A system for producing a contrast-enhanced medical image of a patient includes a source of a contrast or enhancement medium, a pressurizing unit in fluid connection with the source of contrast or enhancement medium, an energy source operable to apply energy to a region of the patient, an imaging unit providing a visual display of an internal view of the patient based upon a signal resulting from the energy applied to the region of the patient, and a control unit. In an embodiment, the signal is affected by a condition of the contrast or enhancement medium in the patient. To control the procedures, the control unit adjusts the condition of the contrast or enhancement medium in the patient based upon the signal. A communication interface preferably enables information between an injector subsystem and an imaging subsystem.

Title
Data communication and control for medical imaging systems
Application Number
9/300326
Publication Number
6397098 (B1)
Application Date
April 27, 1999
Publication Date
May 28, 2002
Inventor
Karen Zelenski
Seven Fields
PA, US
Vera Pagano
Bellevue
PA, US
Walter Grumski
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Francis J Sciulli
Crafton
PA, US
Alan D Hirschman
Glenshaw
PA, US
David M Griffiths
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Rosemary Almon Martin
Saxonburg
PA, US
Edward J Rhinehart
Monroeville
PA, US
Arthur E Uber III
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Gregory L Bradley
US
Henry E Bartony Jr
US
Assignee
Medrad
PA, US
IPC
A61B 6/00
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