isodose curves

isodose curves
diagrams delimiting body areas receiving equal quantities of radiation in radiotherapy.

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  • isodose — Area of equivalent radiation dose. [iso + dose] * * * iso·dose ī sə .dōs adj of or relating to points or zones in a medium that receive equal doses of radiation <an isodose chart> <isodose curves obtained in different parallel planes… …   Medical dictionary

  • dosimetrist — do·sim·e·trist (do simґə trist) a specialist who plans an optimum radiotherapy dosage pattern or establishes a summation isodose pattern for the radiotherapy by means of isodose curves or other data supplied by a radiation physicist …   Medical dictionary

  • isocenter — iso·cen·ter (iґso senґtər) a point at which there is a maximum or minimum of the radiation dose, i.e., the center of the surrounding isodose curves …   Medical dictionary

  • Contour line — This article is about lines of equal value in maps and diagrams. For more meanings of the word contour , see Contour (disambiguation). The bottom part of the diagram shows some contour lines with a straight line running through the location of… …   Wikipedia

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