kilovoltage

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kilovoltage

 [kil″o-vol´tij]
in radiography, the x-ray tube peak voltage during an exposure, measured in kilovolts.

kilovoltage (kil´əvōl´təj),

n the electrical potential difference between the anode and cathode of a radiographic tube.
kilovoltage, constant potential,
n the potential of a constant voltage generator, in constant potential kilovolts (kvcp).
kilovoltage, equivalent (effective kilovoltage),
n the kilovoltage of monoenergetic radiation having the same half-value layer (HVL) as the heterogeneous beam produced by the peak kilovoltage in question.

kilovoltage

in radiography, the x-ray tube peak voltage during an exposure, measured in kilovolts.
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