Relative biological effectiveness of photon energies used in brachytherapy and intraoperative radiotherapy techniques for two breast cancer cell lines.


BACKGROUND Partial breast irradiation (IORT or brachytherapy) differ from external radiation of whole breast in terms of irradiated volumes, fractionation, radiation energy and dose rate; all factors influencing the treatment outcome in a complex manner. Theoretically obtained RBE values comparing effects of radiation used in IORT and external therapy are… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/0284186X.2010.504226