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A New High Heat Load X-Ray Tube
Author(s): Arthur H. Iversen; Stephen Whitaker
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Paper Abstract

A new class of internally liquid cooled rotating anode x-ray tubes capable of high average and high peak power is proposed for medical applications. The principles of this new tube design are discussed and estimated performance levels are compared to levels attainable with conventional solid rotating anode medical x-ray tubes and with existing liquid cooled rotating anode x-ray tubes. Performance improvements of the proposed tube include essentially unlimited anode Heat Unit loading, and anode cooling rates, peak and continuous, that are more than an order of magnitude greater than is currently available. The new tube would enable present high average power demanding procedures such as CT and digital and conventional vascular angiography to be performed more efficiently and with higher patient throughput. New imaging techniques requiring even higher average power levels such as energy subtraction, slit scanning, x-ray spectrum optimization and special scatter rejection methods would become more clinically practical.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0454, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII, (15 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939346
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Arthur H. Iversen, Coriolis Corporation (United States)
Stephen Whitaker, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0454:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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