View Full Version : Patient Collision Forces in Medical Exams

James R Harvey
08-12-1992, 12:12 PM
One hazard in the use of large medical x-ray systems is the possiblity of
collision between components of these systems and the patient or user. In
developing a "collision detection system," I seek information on the
acceptable collision forces that can be applied to a patient in such a
situation. I'm also seeking information on currently accepted practices
with regard to this issue. Some system use a "software envelope" while
others use force sensors. What is the "state of art?"

I am attempting to separate acceleration/decelleration forces from
collision forces using some type of matched digital filter. Any
commentary or pointers to information sources that readers can provide
would be appreciated.

Jim Harvey
Salt Lake City, UT