An X-ray machine is any machine that involves X-rays. It may consist of an X-ray generator and an X-ray detector.
Examples include: 1) Machines for medical projectional radiography. 2) Machines for computed tomography. 3) Backscatter X-ray machines, used as "body scanners" in airport security. 4) Detectors in X-ray astronomy
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A portable X-ray apparatus comprising a cart carrying an X-ray generator unit and an image intensifier unit, both in a stowed transport position. One of said units is mounted on the distal end of a support arm pivotable mounted on the cart, the arm is moveable from a stowed first position to an operative open position to position the unit it is carrying to be in an open spaced alignment, whereby in the operative position on the two units are effectively on respective tips of a C-shaped configuration thereby allowing a patient to be positioned between the units to enable taking an X-ray of the patient.