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  • n. A voltage of about 300 to 500 kilovolts, when used in radiation therapy

Etymologies

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From ortho- +‎ voltage

Examples

  •  In RT the success of eradicating tumor depends on radio sensitivity of tumor as well as tolerance of surrounding normal tissue  NTT limits the max. dose that can be delivered to tumor  During early years of RT with orthovoltage skin was a limiting factor.

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