Tuesday, 17 May 2016

RE (relative effectiveness)

One multiplies total dose by RE to obtain BED. RE=(1+d/α/β), where d is the dose per fraction.
Bibliographic reference: Fowler, J. (2006). Part I: Basic Concepts in Treatment Planning, 1. Practical Time-Dose Evaluations, or How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Linear Quadratics. In: S. Levitt, J. Purdy, C. Perez and S. Vijayakumar, ed., Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy, Practical Clinical Applications, 4th ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp.3-31.