Siemens has been granted a patent for an electrocardiography (ECG) device designed for use with a magnetic resonance device. The device includes a carrier unit, a receiving unit, an electrode, and a shapeable guide element to stabilize the electrode conductor. GlobalData’s report on Siemens gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Ecg device for use with magnetic resonance imaging

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Siemens AG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11918366B2) discloses an innovative electrocardiography (ECG) device specifically designed for use in conjunction with a magnetic resonance device. The device includes a carrier unit that mounts on a patient table, a receiving unit positioned above the examination object at a defined spacing from the table, an electrode, and an electrode conductor that connects the electrode to the receiving unit. Notably, the electrode conductor is stabilized, at least partially, by a shapeable guide element, ensuring accurate readings during examinations.

Furthermore, the patent details various aspects of the ECG device, such as the composition of the shapeable guide element, the length of the guide element, and the design of the carrier unit. Additionally, the device incorporates a movement sensor unit to capture any movement of the electrode conductor, enhancing the accuracy of the ECG signal obtained from the examination object. The patent also includes a magnetic resonance (MR) device that incorporates the ECG device within the patient receiving region to record both MR and ECG signals simultaneously, providing comprehensive diagnostic information during medical examinations.

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