Dosimetric advantages of intensity modulated radiation therapy in locally advanced lung cancer

  title={Dosimetric advantages of intensity modulated radiation therapy in locally advanced lung cancer},
  author={John M Boyle and Brad Ackerson and Lin Gu and Chris R Kelsey},
  booktitle={Advances in radiation oncology},
PURPOSE Radiation therapy plays an essential role in the treatment of locally advanced lung cancer, but it inevitably leads to incidental and unnecessary dose to critical organs, including the lung, heart, and esophagus. Numerous radiation dose-volumetric parameters have been associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the present study is to quantify differences in normal tissue radiation exposure with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) compared with 3… CONTINUE READING
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