RRC ID 62287
Author Michaelidesová A, Vachelová J, Puchalska M, Brabcová KP, Vondráček V, Sihver L, Davídková M.
Title Relative biological effectiveness in a proton spread-out Bragg peak formed by pencil beam scanning mode.
Journal Australas Phys Eng Sci Med
Abstract In recent years, there is an increased interest in using scanning modes in proton therapy, due to the more conformal dose distributions, thanks to the spot-weighted dose delivery. The dose rate in each spot is however much higher than the dose rate when using passive irradiation modes, which could affect the cell response. The purpose of this work was to investigate how the relative biological effectiveness changes along the spread-out Bragg peak created by protons delivered by the pencil beam scanning mode. Cell survival and micronuclei formation were investigated in four positions along the spread-out Bragg peak for various doses. Monte Carlo simulations were used to estimate the dose-averaged linear energy transfer values in the irradiation positions. The cell survival was found to decrease the deeper the sample was placed in the spread-out Bragg peak, which corresponds to the higher linear energy transfer values found using Monte Carlo simulations. The micronuclei frequencies indicate more complex cell injuries at that distal position compared to the proximal part of the spread-out Bragg peak. The relative biological effectiveness determined in this study varies significantly and systematically from 1.1, which is recommended value by the International Commission on Radiation Units, in all the studied positions. In the distal position of spread-out Bragg peak the relative biological effectiveness values were found to be 2.05 ± 0.44, 1.85 ± 0.42, 1.53 ± 0.38 for survival levels 90, 50 and 10%, respectively.
Volume 40(2)
Pages 359-368
Published 2017-6-1
DOI 10.1007/s13246-017-0540-8
PII 10.1007/s13246-017-0540-8
PMID 28321635
MeSH Cell Survival / radiation effects Computer Simulation Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation Humans Infant, Newborn Linear Energy Transfer Micronucleus Tests Protons* Radiometry Relative Biological Effectiveness*
IF 1.161
Human and Animal Cells NB1RGB(RCB0222)