Straton tube

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The Straton tube (Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany) is the first x-ray tube from the class of rotating envelope tubes (RET) applied in computed tomography. In contrast to the tubes with rotating anode, RET-tube implies rotation of the entire tube with respect to the anode axis.[1]


  1. ^ Schardt, P.; Deuringer, J.; Freudenberger, J. R.; Hell, E.; KnüPfer, W.; Mattern, D.; Schild, M. (2004). "New x-ray tube performance in computed tomography by introducing the rotating envelope tube technology". Medical Physics. 31 (9): 2699–2706. doi:10.1118/1.1783552. PMID 15487753.