US 9,810,754 B2
Cooling device for sub-MRI units and MRI apparatus
Hidekazu Tanaka, Otawara (JP); Ken Kudou, Kasukabe (JP); and Masashi Hori, Nasushiobara (JP)
Assigned to TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, Otawara-Shi, Tochigen-Ken (JP)
Filed on Mar. 21, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/222,150.
Application 14/222,150 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2013/064874, filed on May 29, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-126357 (JP), filed on Jun. 1, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0203809 A1, Jul. 24, 2014
Int. Cl. G01R 33/38 (2006.01); G01R 33/385 (2006.01)
CPC G01R 33/3804 (2013.01) [G01R 33/3856 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A cooling device for sub-MRI units, the cooling device comprising:
a tank in which cooling water for cooling a heat generating unit that an MRI apparatus has is stored;
a pump which circulates the cooling water stored in the tank through a circulation path starting from the tank and traveling around the heat generating unit;
a heat exchanger which cools the cooling water; and
a controller which decides that a water leakage has occurred on the circulation path when a decreasing rate of the cooling water in the tank is greater than a given reference value.