SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ADAPTIVELY CONTROL CONTRAST-ENHANCED DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PROCEDURE

  • US 20080119715A1
  • Filed: 03/27/2007
  • Published: 05/22/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/22/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system control for a diagnostic imaging apparatus comprising:

  • a user interface adapted to permit a user to enter data specific to a given scan;

    a scan subject monitor configured to monitor at least one dynamic scan subject parameter;

    a scan protocol module connected to receive data entered by the user on the user interface and the at least one dynamic scan subject parameter and programmed to prescribe a scan protocol to optimize contrast enhancement;

    a contrast delivery device controlled by the scan protocol module to cause a contrast agent to be delivered to a scan subject in accordance with the prescribed scan protocol; and

    an acquisition control configured to coordinate commencement of the given scan in accordance with the scan protocol.

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