Kilovoltage X-Ray Units

Authored by: Tony Greener

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Print publication date:  June  2007
Online publication date:  June  2007

Print ISBN: 9780750308601
eBook ISBN: 9781420012026
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420012026.ch10

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Abstract

Kilovoltage x-rays have been used in radiotherapy from the earliest attempts at external beam treatments. Their use has gradually diminished over the years because of the widespread availability of high energy photons, and more recently, of electrons generated from high energy linear accelerators. Nevertheless, kilovoltage x-rays still provide an important option in the range of treatments available within many departments.

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