Relative biological effectiveness of intermediate energy protons. Comparisons with 60Co gamma-radiation using two cell lines.

@article{Blomquist1993RelativeBE,
  title={Relative biological effectiveness of intermediate energy protons. Comparisons with 60Co gamma-radiation using two cell lines.},
  author={E. M. Blomquist and K. R. Russell and Bo Stenerl{\"o}w and Anders Montelius and Erik Grusell and J{\"o}rgen Carlsson},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1993},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={44-51}
}
Range modulated proton beams are used for radiotherapy of malignant tumours at several accelerator laboratories with the aim of introducing proton therapy as a clinical hospital-based therapy modality. Due to the finite range and the sharpness of the dose gradients, the dose to well defined target volumes can be raised without excessive irradiation of non-target tissue. The prescribed proton doses are determined in part on the basis of the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of the… CONTINUE READING

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