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something that simulates, such as an apparatus that simulates conditions that will be encountered in real life.
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sim·u·la·tor(sim'yū-lā'tŏr, tōr), Do not confuse this word with stimulator.
An apparatus designed to produce effects simulating those of specific environmental conditions; used in experimentation and training.
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simulatorA radiation generator that operates in the diagnostic X-ray range, which can orientate a radiation beam toward a patient with parameters similar to those proposed for therapeutic radiation and afford direct X-ray fluoroscopic visualisation and imaging of the treatment area. A simulator is not designed to deliver therapeutic radiation.
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simulatorRadiation oncology A radiation generator operating in the diagnostic x-ray range, which can orient a radiation beam toward a Pt with parameters imitating that proposed for RT, affording direct x-ray fluoroscopic visualization and imaging of the treatment area. See Radiation oncology simulation, Simulation, Therapeutic radiology treatment planning, Treatment Port.
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