Application of linear quadratic model for clinical radiotherapy

Maunu Pitkänen, Jari Viitanen, Antti Ojala

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Abstract

To compare the effect of different fractionation schemes for different tissues in radiation therapy three models have been widely used. The models are called the nominal standard dose (NSD) by Ellis with its modifications, the composite multitarget (Cam) model by Cohen and the linear quadratic model (LQ) by Kellerer and Rossi. However, parameter values for different tissues and end-points have been determined mostly for the LQ-model. In this report the theoretical basis of the LQ model, its parameter values for different tissues and end-points and clinical computer application are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)951-38-3131-0
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports
Number530
ISSN0358-5077

Keywords

  • radiation therapy
  • radiation dose planning
  • mathematical models

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