TRiP98 RBE command
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RBE


rbe items / prefix()   list      sumdose(0)       debug
            import()   delete    weightratio(1)
            export()   display   partialdose(0)
            read       inspect
            write
            alias()

Purpose

Handles input, output and interpolation of RBE tables. The tables are identified by their tissue type.

Parameters

items
For the input options (read and import) specifies a list of files, optionally wildcarded, to be read as RBE tables.
For the output options ( write export() list inspect delete) specifies the cell type. A "*" means all types, a list of types has to be put in double quotes.
Usually RBE tables have the extension .rbe
prefix()
Specifies a file name prefix which is put in front of automatically generated file names
import()
Not yet implemented.
export(fmt)
Exports current RBE table in some non-native format, at present gd is implemented to export for the gd plot program. Naming convention is:
<celltype>.rbe.gd
read
Read RBE table specified by items. When duplicate tissues occur, older entries are replaced by newer ones.
write
Writes the current RBE table as specified by items. Naming convention is:
<celltype>.rbe
list
Lists loaded RBE tables specified by items.
delete
Deletes loaded RBE tables specified by items.
display
Displays loaded RBE tables specified by items. Not yet implemented.
inspect
Show some internal info about loaded RBE tables specified by items.
sumdose(sdose)
weightratio(wratio)
partialdose(pdose)
These parameters are useful to determine the nonlinear superposition of the biological dose of two opposing fields.
When <sdose> > 0 and <wratio> > 0 are specified, the partial doses for the single fields are calculated which yield the specified sum dose.
Inversely, when <sdose> > 0 and <pdose> > 0 are specified, the weight ratios for the single fields are calculated which yield the specified sum dose.
Note, however, that the RBE table must have valid entries for the necessary auxiliary coefficients (see here).
alias()
Define an alias name for an RBE table.
debug
Debug switch. Lots of output !

Remark

none

Examples

  1. rbe $TRIP98/DATA/*.rbe /read
    
    Reads all files in the directory "$TRIP98/DATA/" with the extension ".rbe" and interprete them as RBE tables.
  2. rbe chordom02.rbe /read
    rbe chordom02 / sumdose(3) weight(1)
    
    Calculates the partial doses for two opposing fields for a chordoma which is to be treated with 3 Gye total dose.
  3. rbe fishbone / alias(fonebone)
    
    Defines a dummy RBE table for tissue fishbone which points to a "real" table fonebone (which must exist).

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Last updated: M.Kraemer@gsi.de, 26-Feb-2002