The effect of radiation on individual cells can be difficult to measure due to the random nature of events. When numerous cells are irradiated, patterns in cell death become more apparent. There have been many attempts to model radiation effects and the current 'best fit' is the linear quadratic equation. These are discussed in the following topics.
- R6.1: Random Nature Of Cell Kill
- R6.2: Generation Of Survival Curves
- R6.3: Factors Influencing Dose Response Curves
- R6.4: Cell Survival Curve Models