Normal tissue sparing by FLASH as a function of single fraction dose: A quantitative analysis.

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serval:BIB_03FA7A108554
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Title
Normal tissue sparing by FLASH as a function of single fraction dose: A quantitative analysis.
Journal
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
Author(s)
Böhlen T.T., Germond J.F., Bourhis J., Vozenin M.C., Ozsahin E.M., Bochud F., Bailat C., Moeckli R.
ISSN
1879-355X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0360-3016
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In Press
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Oui
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
The FLASH effect designates normal tissue sparing by ultra-high dose rate (UHDR) compared to conventional dose rate (CONV) irradiation without compromising tumor control. Understanding the magnitude of this effect and its dependency on dose are essential requirements for an optimized clinical translation of FLASH radiation therapy. In this context, we evaluated available experimental data on the magnitudes of normal tissue sparing provided by the FLASH effect as a function of dose, and followed a phenomenological data-driven approach for its parameterization.
We gathered available in vivo data of the normal tissue sparing of CONV compared to UHDR single fraction doses and converted it to a common scale using isoeffect dose ratios, hereafter referred to as FLASH modifying factors (FMF). We then evaluated the suitability of a piecewise linear function with two pieces to parametrize FMF × D as a function of dose D.
We found that the magnitude of FMF generally decreases (i.e., sparing increases) as function of single fraction dose and that individual data series can be described by the piecewise linear function. The sparing magnitude appears organ specific. Pooled skin reaction data followed a consistent trend as a function of dose. Average FMF values and their standard deviations were 0.95±0.11 for all data below 10 Gy, 0.92±0.06 for mouse gut data between 10-25 Gy, and 0.96±0.07 and 0.71±0.06 for mammalian skin reaction data between 10-25 Gy and >25 Gy, respectively.
The magnitude of normal tissue sparing by FLASH is increasing with dose and is dependent on the irradiated tissue. A piecewise linear function can parameterize currently available individual data series.
Keywords
DMF, FLASH effect, RBE, dose response, meta-analysis, normal tissue
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18/07/2022 10:46
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