kilovolt peak


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kilovolt peak (kVp)

a measure of the maximum electrical potential in kilovolts across an x-ray tube. Most diagnostic x-ray machines have a kVp of 40 to 150. However, x-ray equipment is usually operated at the minimum potential necessary for an examination.

kil·o·volt peak

(kVp) (kil'ŏ-vōlt pēk)
The highest voltage applied across an x-ray tube; it influences the penetrating power of the x-ray beam.

kil·o·volt peak

(kVp) (kil'ŏ-vōlt pēk)
Maximum voltage used in x-ray exposures.

kilovolt

one thousand (103) volts; abbreviated kV.

kilovolt peak
the maximal amount of voltage that an x-ray machine is using; abbreviated kVp.