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In radiation therapy, a descriptor for high-energy radiation exceeding 1000 V.
supervoltage /su·per·vol·tage/ (soo´per-vol″tij) in radiotherapy, voltage between 500 kilovolts and 1 megavolt, in contrast to orthovoltage and megavoltage.
in radiation therapy, pertaining to x-rays produced by a tube voltage in the range of 500-1000 kilovolts.
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