A theoretical framework for prescribing radiotherapy dose distributions using patient-specific biological information.

@article{South2008ATF,
  title={A theoretical framework for prescribing radiotherapy dose distributions using patient-specific biological information.},
  author={Christopher P South and Mike Partridge and Phil M Evans},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={4599-611}
}
We present a formalism for using functional imaging both to derive patient-specific radiobiological properties and consequently to prescribe optimal nonuniform radiotherapy dose distributions. The ability to quantitatively assess the response to an initial course of radiotherapy would allow the derivation of radiobiological parameters for individual patients. Both an iterative optimization and an analytical approach to this problem were investigated and illustrated by application to the linear… CONTINUE READING

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