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Scanning Systems, Computed Tomography, Electron Beam

Definition : Computed tomography scanning systems that use a magnetically rotating electron beam and stationary tungsten "target" rings rather than a standard x-ray tube to generate x-rays. Because there is no mechanical motion, the scan times can be very short, on the order of 50 ms each or less. These systems are mainly designed to allow transaxial imaging of the beating heart, but due to their very rapid image acquisition, they can also be used in quantification of coronary artery calcification and pericardial disease, as well as in uses in which motion could affect image acquisition (e.g., pediatric, geriatric, or trauma patients).

Entry Terms : "CT Scanners, Electron Beam" , "CT Scanners, Ultra Fast" , "Scanners, Computed Tomography, Cine" , "Ultra-Fast Computed Tomography Systems" , "Scanning Systems, Computed Tomography, Ultra-Fast" , "Cine Computed Tomography Systems" , "Scanning Systems, Computed Tomography, Cine" , "Electron Beam Computed Tomography Systems"

UMDC code : 16899

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Varian Medical Systems Inc

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Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

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