Orthovoltage radiotherapy is a treatment with x-rays. Orthovoltage refers to the energy range of the x-rays used typically 200-500kV range. The x-rays are strong enough to kill cancer cells but do not penetrate more than a few millimetres beyond the surface of the skin. Orthovoltage is an excellent alternative to surgery for skin cancer where surgery might be difficult or disfiguring, such as the face.
Forms a complete shielded envelope to the room. The shielding usually extends to the full structural height of the room.
A 1.5 leaf door set is usually used for patient entrance. This allows the passage of the patient trolley.
A single door set is required as passage from the scanner room to the control room.
Shielded frame and lead glass window enables the operator to see procedures from the control room.