A novel needle-based miniature x-ray generating system.

  title={A novel needle-based miniature x-ray generating system.},
  author={George Gutman and Evgueni Sozontov and Emil Strumban and Fang-Fang Yin and Sung‐Woo Lee and Jae Ho Kim},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  volume={49 20},
The basic concept, design and performance of a novel needle-based x-ray system for medical applications are reported. The main principle of the system is based on a two-stage production of x-rays. The system comprises a conventional x-ray tube with an Ag anode, any known type of conditioning optics and a 2.2 mm diameter hollow needle with an interchangeable Mo target. The target can be moved along the needle axis and rotated around the needle axis. The needle x-ray device allows for adjustment… CONTINUE READING