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megavolt

[′meg·ə‚vōlt]
(electricity)
A unit of potential difference or emf (electromotive force), equal to 1,000,000 volts. Abbreviated MV.
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One study used megavoltage radiation therapy with a protocol similar to that used in our study (three fractions of 8Gy performed on days zero, seven, and 21) in 17 dogs with oral melanoma, and obtained a 53% complete remission rate and a 30% partial remission rate (BATEMAN et al, 1994).
There are only eight hospitals with megavoltage external beam machines serving the population of 180 million people.
Tolerance doses of cutaneous and mucosal tissues in ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) for external beam megavoltage radiation.
(3) The gold nanoparticles can enhance radiosensitivity of cancer cells; this effect is shown in vivo and in vitro, at kilovoltage or megavoltage energies [34].
A comparison of megavoltage CBCT based registration and of AlignRT based registration to its own particular reference is subjected to certain time constraints.
Megavoltage EBRT was delivered with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy-Simultaneous Integrated Boost (IMRT-SIB) technique.
Helical tomotherapy is a dedicated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) system with on-board imaging capability with megavoltage computerized tomography (MVCT) that differs from conventional treatment units, and the imaging capacity conferred by the CT component allows targeted regions to be visualized prior to, during, and immediately after each treatment.
Radiographic x-ray beam radiation dose measurements has different requirements and along with challenges as compared to the high energy megavoltage x-ray beams [5].
SB 481 requires continued licensing for cardiac catheterization laboratory services, coronary artery bypass graft surgery and megavoltage radiation therapy.
Second neoplasms after megavoltage radiation for pediatric tumors.