06810109 is referenced by 17 patents.

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
6810109 (B2)
Application Date
July 13, 2001
Publication Date
October 26, 2004
Inventor
Victor Chornenky
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Ave
CA, US
IPC
H05G 1/44
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