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An insulating housing shell for a miniature x-ray emitter is provided. The housing shell is cut from a quartz monocrystal which is a suitable material for the insulating housing shell due to its resistivity and dielectric strength properties. The x-ray emitter can be inserted into a subject's body to deliver x-ray radiation. The emitter includes a cable, having a proximal and a distal portion. The insulating housing shell is coupled to the distal portion of the cable, and an anode and a cathode are disposed within the insulating housing shell. The cathode has a granular surface and is operative with the anode and the connector to produce the x-ray radiation. The cathode is composed of a material that also allows it to act as a getter.

Title
Crystal quartz insulating shell for X-ray catheter
Application Number
9/756287
Publication Number
6415016 (B1)
Application Date
January 9, 2001
Publication Date
July 2, 2002
Inventor
Graham S Kerslick
Ithaca
NY, US
Ali Jaafar
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Victor I Chornenky
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
US
Assignee
Medtronic AVE
CA, US
IPC
H01J 35/00
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