Radiobiology of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy

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Abstract

The initial description of clinical radiation biology arose in an era where most external beam treatments comprised multiple fractions of radiation delivered over a protracted period of time. The increasing adoption of image guided techniques has permitted the delivery of much larger single doses over shorter time periods. In this chapter we discuss those biological factors thought to impact clinical outcome, repair, reoxygenation, redistribution, repopulation, and radiosensitivity and compare and contrast their relevance in the era of hypofractionated treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages11-19
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319218977
ISBN (Print)9783319218960
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Vaughan, A. T. M., & Rao, S. (2015). Radiobiology of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy. In Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (pp. 11-19). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21897-7_2