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A machine for generating high-speed electrons or protons, as for nuclear studies.
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synchrotronA cyclotron which accelerates electrons via a pulsating magnetic field, imparting up to 20 MeV of energy. The first medical betatron was opened in the 1950s, but were limited by the low attainable strength of the magnetic field and the size of the magnetic core.
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A particle accelerator used in medical imaging that accelerates positively or negatively charged particles.
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