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  • n. A high voltage, normally greater than 1,000 kilovolts, when used in X-ray radiotherapy


super- +‎ voltage (Wiktionary)


  • There were “cyclotrons” and “supervoltage rays” and “linear accelerators” and “neutron beams.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Louis has been wheeled into the Radiology Control Room in a wheelchair but now he stands to peer through a thick window into the Treatment Room where Jack Winters lies on the treatment couch under the overhanging eye of a massive supervoltage cobalt 60 machine.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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