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X-ray tube diagram

Modality: Diagram X-ray tube A: anode; B: Exapnsion bellows (provide space for oil to expand); C: cathode (and heating-coil); E: tube envelope (evacuated); H: tube housing; O: cooling dielectric oil; R: rotor; S: induction stator; T: anode traget; W: tube window

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X-ray tube diagram - “Diagrammatic representation of an X-ray tubeA: anodeB: Exapnsion bellows (provide space for oil to expand)C: cathode (and heating-coil)E: tube enve...”

Used in the following articles:

  • X-ray tube - “An X-ray tube functions as a specific energy converter, receiving the electrical energy and converting it into two other forms of energy: x-radiati...”
  • Cathode - “The cathode is part on an x-ray tube and serves to expel the electrons from the circuit and focus them in a beam on the focal spot of the anode. It...”
  • Anode - “Anode represents the component in which the X-radiation is produced. It is a piece of metal, shaped in the form of a beveled disk with the diameter...”

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