tissue dose


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tissue dose

[′tish·ü ‚dōs]
(nucleonics)
The dose received by a tissue in the region of interest, expressed in roentgens for x-rays and gamma rays.
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The ICRP argues that the absorbed dose (calculated at a point in tissue) is an unsatisfactory predictor of risk because it does not account for the average tissue dose or differences in tissue radiosensitivity.
When a pharmacokinetic model is used, however, and the tissue dose is expressed in terms of total metabolism, the dose response for toxicity becomes linear, improving the accuracy of dose-response modeling.
O'Brien continues, "Our results have shown that the IMRT dose distributions decrease normal tissue doses and allow us to increase dose to the tumor.