A new definition of biological effective dose: The dose distribution effects

Qinghui Zhang, Suqing Tian, Giovanni Borasi

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Abstract

A new biological effective dose (BED) is proposed in this note. This new BED definition takes into account the fact that dose distribution is non-uniform for tumors in patients' treatments. This new BED can be calculated from the dose distribution within a tumor, making it practical and useful for clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1064
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Biological effective dose
  • Dose volume histogram
  • Linear quadratic model
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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