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Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE)
comparison of dose to test dose of 250 keV that produces the same biological response
LET Linear Energy Transfer
measure of rate at which energy is deposited as charged particles travel through matter
radiation type, cell tissue type, physiologic condition, biologic result examined, and dose rate
this concept is that there is a sensitive key molecule in the cell (namely DNA), and for the cell to die DNA must be inactivated
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