kilovoltage peak


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kilovoltage peak

(kĭl′ō-vōlt″ĭj),

kVp

The highest voltage occurring during an electrical cycle.
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Most machines automatically increase the kilovoltage peak by 3 to 5 steps when the beam is passing through the cervical spine to ensure adequate penetration.
1 mm Cu with 2 mm Al for middle kilovoltage peak range reduced the exposure to the skin from 30% to 25% and from 45% to 37%, respectively.