Held-breath self-gating technique for radiotherapy of non-small-cell lung cancer: a feasibility study.

@article{Kim2001HeldbreathST,
  title={Held-breath self-gating technique for radiotherapy of non-small-cell lung cancer: a feasibility study.},
  author={Duk Ja Kim and Brad R. Murray and Reuvit Halperin and Wilson H Roa},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={
          43-9
        }
}
PURPOSE To examine the feasibility of a held-breath self-gating (HBSG) technique in the radiotherapy of lung cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixteen consecutive eligible and consenting patients undergoing radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer were accrued for this study. The patients underwent a standardized training session and were then asked to breath hold at four points in the breathing cycle (maximal and end tidal, inspiration and expiration) while under fluoroscopic visualization… CONTINUE READING

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