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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]
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A device—sometimes huge—for rotating a radiotherapy delivery apparatus around the patient, to treat a cancer from different angles
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The global Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) Crane Market is estimated to touch US$ 1.64 billion by the completion of the prediction period.
The new gantry will span the width of the M6 and be installed near Corley Services between J3 for Coventry and Nuneaton and J4 for Coleshill.
ECEX faced the considerable design challenge of fitting the gantry into a congested plant compound.
(4) When gantry slant angle is 0[degrees], [Figure 1]b and 1c combined, it could be found that the distance of two coordinates' original points is 190 mm and the directions are inversed.
A variety of automation options include an optional third turret and a three-axis gantry robot.
The van still appears to be stuck on the wrong side of the gantry on the entry ramp even though the tyres have been let down to decrease its height.
"We were seeing increased demand for a gantry crane with 90-ton capacity," explains Shuttlelift Director of Industrial Sales Brock Rubens.
The southbound carriageway on the M6 will be closed between junctions 19 and 18 on Wednesday from 10pm to 6am to bring the crane onto the motorway for the gantry lift.
Project manager at Highways England Arun Sahni said: "This is a major milestone for the project and a lot of planning and preparation work has been carried out to make sure the gantry can be lifted into place as quickly and safely as possible.
In April this year, KPA also pumped in about Sh6.68 billion in the acquisition of new Ship to Shore Gantry (STS) Crane and Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes.
Both the design and construction of the individual gantry then follows a similar process to that used in modern car production, with the gantry moving down the production line, with the required standard 'optional extras' being added at the appropriate time to produce the finished bespoke gantry required.
MMC Gamuda has launched an investigation with Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) on the partial collapse of a launching gantry that killed a Malaysian worker and injured two others.