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Mitsubishi Develops Palm-Size X-ray Device

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric says it has developed a transportable device to take X-rays without the need of a special facility for larger machines. The accelerator can fit in the palm of a hand, but emits powerful X-rays needed for medical diagnoses. Mitsubishi said it also is considering a commercial model for use by medical centers. The palm-size device is less powerful than MRIs, but is capable of accelerating 990,000 electron volts of energy. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required



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