Bioeffect modeling and equieffective dose concepts in radiation oncology--terminology, quantities and units

Radiother Oncol. 2012 Nov;105(2):266-8. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Nov 15.


The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) Report Committee on "Bioeffect Modeling and Biologically Equivalent Dose Concepts in Radiation Therapy" is currently developing a comprehensive and consistent framework for radiobiological effect modeling based on the equieffective dose, EQDX(α/β), a concept encompassing BED and EQD2 as special cases.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Radiotherapy Dosage*
  • Terminology as Topic