Patent Number: 6,966,695

Title: Adjustable patient lateral support

Abstract: The present technique provides a laterally adjustable patient support for a medical imaging system. The laterally adjustable patient support is attachable to a receptor for the medical imaging system via a lateral rail structure, which allows sliding movement along the lateral rail structure in infinitesimal increments. The lateral rail structure also may form a curvilinear path, such as a convex path, which provides additional angular and lateral adjustability of the laterally adjustable patient support. The laterally adjustable patient support also may use a supported weight of the patient to create a positional holding force between the laterally adjustable patient support and the receptor.

Inventors: Boomgaarden; Jonathan C. (Waukesha, WI), Dietz; Douglas P. (Pewaukee, WI)

Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC

International Classification: G03B 42/02 (20060101); G03B 042/02 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018