Patent Number: 8,721,177

Title: X-ray CT scanner

Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an X-ray CT scanner including: a gantry; a revolving body provided inside the gantry; an X-ray tube assembly provided in the revolving body; a heat radiator provided inside the revolving body so as to be connected to the X-ray tube assembly; a heat storage material provided in the heat radiator and capable of accumulating a heat generated by the X-ray tube assembly; and an X-ray detector provided inside the revolving body so as to oppose the X-ray tube assembly.

Inventors: Jimbo; Tomohiko (Fujisawa, JP), Takamatsu; Tomonao (Tokyo, JP), Kitamura; Hideo (Tokyo, JP), Hosaka; Rika (Yokohama, JP), Hattori; Hitoshi (Yokohama, JP), Fukushima; Harunobu (Tokyo, JP), Iwasaki; Hideo (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: A61B 6/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018