A potential to reduce pulmonary toxicity: the use of perfusion SPECT with IMRT for functional lung avoidance in radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Lavrenkov2007APT,
  title={A potential to reduce pulmonary toxicity: the use of perfusion SPECT with IMRT for functional lung avoidance in radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Konstantin Lavrenkov and Judith A Christian and Mike Partridge and Elena Niotsikou and Gary Cook and Michelle Parker and James L. Bedford and Michael Brada},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={156-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The study aimed to examine specific avoidance of functional lung (FL) defined by a single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) lung perfusion scan, using intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3-DCRT) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with NSCLC underwent planning computerized tomography (CT) and lung perfusion SPECT scan in the treatment position using fiducial… CONTINUE READING