A frame housing the X-ray tube, collimators, and detectors in a CT machine, with a large opening into which the patient is inserted; a mechanical support for mounting a device to be moved in a circular path.

Origin: M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. Cantherius, wooden frame, fr. G. Kanthelia, pack saddle, fr. Kanthos, pack ass

(05 Mar 2000)