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1. (WO2013163256) X-RAY TUBE WITH ROTATING ANODE APERTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/163256    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/037911
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: H01J 35/10
Applicants: AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, INC.
Inventors: ROMMEL, Martin
ROTHSCHILD, Peter
Title: X-RAY TUBE WITH ROTATING ANODE APERTURE
Abstract:
An x-ray tube for generating a sweeping x-ray beam. A cathode is disposed within a vacuum enclosure and emits a beam of electrons attracted toward an anode. The anode is adapted for rotation with respect to the vacuum enclosure about an axis of rotation. At least one collimator opening corotates with the anode within the vacuum enclosure, such that a swept x-ray beam is emitted.