Simultaneous Application of Combined Interstitial High- or Low-Dose Rate Irradiation with Hot Water Hyperthermia

  • L. Handl-Zeller
  • O. Handl


A mild heat treatment which causes no measurable effect may enhance the response to ionizing radiation (RT) which is qualitatively similar to that following RT alone. This sensitizing effect is normally expressed in terms of thermal enhancement ratio (TER) defined at the ratio of doses of ionizing radiation to cause a given level of response in the presence or absence of hyperthermia (HT), respectively.


Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Dose Rate Irradiation Mild Heat Treatment Active Catheter Interstitial Hyperthermia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Handl-Zeller
    • 1
  • O. Handl
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinic for Radiotherapy and RadiobiologyUniversity of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Med-Research O. Handl Ges.m.b.H.ViennaAustria

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