Relative biological effectiveness of carbon ions in normal tissue and tumors

Chr. P. Karger, P. Peschke, M. Scholz, P. E. Huber & J. Debus
Background: To determine the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of carbon ions in the spinal cord and in a prostate tumor of the rat. Material and methods: The cranial part of the spinal cord of rats was irradiated with 1, 2, 6 or 18 fractions (Fx) of photons or carbon ions (in the plateau or[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]