What a CT scanner looks like with its cover off

“The upper left corner has the actual X-Ray tube. The lower right is the imager – it’s what basically is the digital “film” for the CT scanner. The box in the upper right is probably the motor that makes the whole assembly rotate. Oh, by the way… all this machinery rotates around you at a very high rate of speed. That’s why it has to be level and balanced, because if it’s offset or off-balance, it starts making some really nasty noises, and eventually tears up the bearings. I used to work on these things about 5-6 years ago. This one is more modern than the ones I worked on, but it’s the same concept.”


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