megavoltage radiation therapy

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megavoltage radiation therapy

A clinical modality consisting of the administration of high energy (1 megavolt or greater) to a deep-seated cancer (e.g., prostate or brain cancer) or cerebrovascular defect(s) by an MRT unit (e.g., linear accelerator or 60Co unit).
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For the Supervoltage Therapy Unit, in 1961 Alf designed an automatic "Isodose Recorder" (11) (now superseded by an isotype radiation source, etc.