Title

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

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Physica Medica-European Journal of Medical Physics

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. (C) 2015 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

8

Pages

1060-1064

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Radiation Medicine

PMID

26429382

DOI

10.1016/j.ejmp.2015.07.145