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gan·try

(gan'trē),
A frame housing the x-ray tube, collimators, and detectors in a CT machine, with a large opening into which the patient is inserted; a mechanical support for mounting a device to be moved in a circular path.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cantherius, wooden frame, fr. G. kanthēlia, pack saddle, fr. kanthos, pack ass]
A device—sometimes huge—for rotating a radiotherapy delivery apparatus around the patient, to treat a cancer from different angles

gan·try

(gan'trē)
A frame housing the x-ray tube, collimators, and detectors in a CT machine, and linear accelerator with a large opening into which the patient is inserted; a mechanical support for mounting a device to be moved in a circular path.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cantherius, wooden frame, fr. G. kanthēlia, pack saddle, fr. kanthos, pack ass]

Gantry

A name for the couch or table used in a CT scan. The patient lies on the gantry while it slides into the x-ray scanner portion.