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An x-ray emitting system and method for administering a predetermined x-ray dose rate are provided. The system includes an x-ray emitter, a controller operably connected to the x-ray emitter, a current sensor operably connected to the controller, and a voltage sensor operably connected to the controller. The controller determines an actual dose rate based on a received current sensor signal and a received voltage sensor signal and adjusts a supplied voltage to allow the actual dose rate to match a predetermined dose rate. The method of operating a device for emitting x-rays includes: applying a voltage from a voltage source to the device, measuring current and voltage within the device, determining an actual dose rate based on the measured current and voltage, comparing a desired dose rate to the actual dose rate, adjusting the applied voltage, and matching the actual dose rate to the desired dose rate.

Title
X-ray emitting system and method
Application Number
9/905267
Publication Number
20030012340
Application Date
July 13, 2001
Publication Date
January 16, 2003
Inventor
Victor Chornenky
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
Medtronic AVE
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic AVE
IPC
H01J 35/32
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