Effect of fractionated doses of pions on normal tissues: Part I. Mouse skin

M. R. Raju, S. Carpenter, N. Tokita, J. F. Dicello, D. Jackson, E. Fröhlick, C. von Essen

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Abstract

The relatitie biological effectiveness (RBE) of pions compared to X rays on mouse skin was measured for one, two and five daily fractions. Normal mouse skin recovery between fractions was determined to be considerably reduced for pions as compared to X rays. The RBE of pions based on acute skin reaction scoring was estimated to be approximately 1.1, 1.3 and 1.45 for one, two and five daily fractions, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1663-1666
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1980
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fractionation
  • Radiotherapy
  • Relative biological effectiveness
  • Skin
  • π mesons (or negative pions)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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