rotating anode


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ro·tat·ing an·ode

in diagnostic radiography, a mushroom-shaped anode in modern x-ray tubes that rotates rapidly to avoid local heat buildup from electron impact during x-ray generation.

ro·tat·ing an·ode

(rō'tāt-ing an'ōd)
In diagnostic radiography, a mushroom-shaped anode that rotates rapidly to avoid local heat buildup from electron impact during x-ray generation.

ro·tat·ing an·ode

(rō'tāt-ing an'ōd)
In diagnostic radiography, modern x-ray tubes that have a mushroom-shaped anode that rotates rapidly to avoid local heat buildup from electron impact during x-ray generation.

anode

the positive electrode or pole to which negative ions are attracted.
The stationary anode in an x-ray tube is a solid bar of copper with an inset of tungsten on the face of the bar opposite the cathode filament. The tungsten target has a high melting point to withstand the intense heat of the x-ray beam—the copper conducts the heat away.

anode-film distance
see focal-film distance.
rotating anode
an x-ray tube in which the anode rotates when x-rays are being produced. This means that there is a larger effective target surface of the anode which can be available to generate x-rays.
stationary anode
a non-rotating anode in an x-ray tube so that the target surface is comparatively small.
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