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Table 4 Treatment features

From: Use of palliative radiotherapy in brain and bone metastases (VARA II study)

  Bone M Brain M
Doses (Gy)   
 Range (5–44) (18–32)
 Mean (95%CI) 22 (21–24) 23 (21–24)
 Median 30 20
Dose fraction:   
 10 × 300 cGy 32% 58%
 5 × 400 cGy 27% 20%
 1 × 800 cGy 25% 3%
 15 × 200 cGy 2% 19%
 3 × 600 cGy 1%  
 Others 13%  
CT planning:   
 Yes 88% 79%
 No 12% 21%
Energy:   
 Co60 43% 48%
 LA 6 Mv 13% 1%
 LA ≥ 15 Mv 44% 51%
Toxicity grade 2-3 13% 15%