Thursday, November 30, 2017

Profile for contrast-media injector updated.

CAN in Automation (CiA) has released the version 2.4 of the CANopen profile for contrast-media injectors. The newly introduced functions include the mandatory time synchronization between scanner and injector. Several other parameters have been updated including some editorial improvements and clarifications.

Now, the profile supports an automatic configuration of the contrast-media injector. Another new function is the sampling of Hounsfield Units.

Since its introduction in 2005, all market-leading manufacturers of contrast-media injectors support the CiA 425-2 profile. The suppliers of medical scanner devices provide a CiA 425-2 compliant CANopen interface, too. Recently, the supporting companies agreed on the shown logo: CANopen med.

CANopen is a standardized application layer protocol and communication profile (EN 50325-4). It is used in many different application fields. Often it is not visible, because it is embedded and deeply embedded in medical devices including in computed-tomography (CT) scanners. Most of the market-leading medical device suppliers use CANopen to control several parts, especially for all moving parts. The CiA 425-2 interface is an exception: It is visible for the medical staff. This is why a logo has been introduced.

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