Background and Identification
The Philips MX 8000 CT Scanner is a 16-slice CT scanner that can complete a full 360-degree scan in 0.5 seconds. A CT scan or computed tomography scan (previously known as computed axial tomography or CAT scan) is a medical imaging technique that uses computer-processed combinations of multiple X-ray measurements taken from a variety of angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images of a body. A CT scan produces virtual “slices” of a body, allowing users to see inside the body without cutting.
The Philips MX 8000 CT Scanner features Infinite Detector Technology designed for high image quality with a wide area detector. A high-frequency, high-voltage generator produces 60kW of power for the scanner. Up to six images per second can be reconstructed by the machine, and a Dynamic Focus System doubles data density. The CT scanner’s patient table includes a 1570 mm scannable range.
Philips CT scanners can generally be identified by the name “Philips” printed in black capital letters on the top front of the machine. Philips CT scanners include a flat surface for the patient to lay on and a large cuboid-shaped machine with a large hole through the middle that actually takes the images. The patient is passed through the hole in the machine to produce virtual images of the body.
- Gantry (Max. Clearance): 70 cm
- Image Display: 21 in crt
- Slices: 16
- Type (Configuration): Multislice
- Weight: 2100 kg