Patent Number: 7,465,089

Title: Protective coverings for radiological equipment

Abstract: A disposable plastic covering includes a seal region and an apron region for use in directing fluids away from an interior region of the machine to prevent the fluids from entering a CT machine. The covering includes an inert adhesive material for securing a seal. The adhesive material fastens the seal region of the plastic covering across an opening between an external casing and a window arranged above a moving ring upon which an X-ray emitter and detector are arranged. The apron region of the plastic covering extends from within a central opening of the CT machine to direct fluids from within the machine to an exterior of the machine. A second plastic covering is arranged on an opposite side of the window and seals the second seam. A further embodiment includes a pouch region in the disposable plastic covering for directing fluid therein. An additional covering is provided for controls of the machine.

Inventors: Battle; Ronald K. (Newport News, VA)


International Classification: H05G 1/00 (20060101); H05G 1/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-12-16 0:00:00