supervoltage


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supervoltage

[¦sü·pər′vōl·tij]
(electricity)
A voltage in the range of 500 to 2000 kilovolts, used for some x-ray tubes.
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Intra-alveolar carcinoma of the jaw: treatment by supervoltage radiotherapy.
For the Supervoltage Therapy Unit, in 1961 Alf designed an automatic "Isodose Recorder" (11) (now superseded by an isotype radiation source, etc.
The driver is tri-statable and is capable of 9V swings over a 12V range, with the ability to drive 13V flash supervoltage programming levels.