Detection of radiation-induced lung injury in non-small cell lung cancer patients using hyperpolarized helium-3 magnetic resonance imaging.

PURPOSE To compare hyperpolarized helium-3 magnetic resonance imaging ((3)He-MRI) acquired from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients before and after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS In an Ethics Committee-approved prospective study, five patients with histologically confirmed NSCLC gave written informed consent to undergo… CONTINUE READING