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Table 3 External beam radiotherapy fractionation schedules and the respective 3-Gy equivalent doses

From: Clinically significant bleeding in incurable cancer patients: effectiveness of hemostatic radiotherapy

Fractionation schedule Number of patients in each schedule (N=47)* n (%) Total dose (Gy) 3-Gy ED (Gy) (α/β=10)
10 x 2 Gy 5 (11%) 20 18.5
15 x 2 Gy 2 (4%) 30 27.7
12 x 2 Gy 1 (2%) 24 22.1
18 x 2.5 Gy 2 (4%) 45 43.3
16 x 2.5 Gy 1 (2%) 40 38.5
10 x 3 Gy 10 (21%) 30 30.0
13 x 3 Gy 2 (4%) 39 39.0
5 x 3 Gy 2 (4%) 15 15.0
9 x 3 Gy 1 (2%) 27 27.0
4 x 3 Gy 1 (2%) 12 12.0
5 x 4 Gy 12 (26%) 20 21.5
4 x 4 Gy 2 (4%) 16 17.2
6 x 4 Gy 1 (2%) 24 25.8
3 x 4 Gy 1 (2%) 12 12.9
5 x 5 Gy 1 (2%) 25 28.8
4 x 5 Gy 1 (2%) 20 23.1
1 x 5 Gy 1 (2%) 5 5.8
1 x 8 Gy 1 (2%) 8 11.1
  1. Abbreviations: ED= equivalent dose; * in 13 patients the single dose was adapted during RT and 2 patients underwent high-dose rate brachytherapy.