RADIOISOTOPES
Online ISSN : 1884-4111
Print ISSN : 0033-8303
ISSN-L : 0033-8303
Section 8 [Radiation Biology] Contribution of HIMAC for Radiation Biology
8.2.3 Relative Biological Effectiveness in Carbon-Ion Therapy
Akihisa TakahashiYukari YoshidaKoichi Ando
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2019 Volume 68 Issue 10 Pages 701-707

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We introduce the results about the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) using HIMAC. Carbon-ion therapy is rated higher concerning the quality of life (QOL) than photon therapy because it has a strong cancer control ability and is considered to be a low-invasive method. It is important to evaluate the dose and to know the relations of linear energy transfer (LET) and RBE for understanding a useful effect of carbon-ion therapy. In this review, we summarize the current status and the meaning of the RBE concept in carbon-ion therapy and highlight outstanding issues.

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