Hematopoietic bone marrow recovery after radiation therapy: MRI evaluation.

  title={Hematopoietic bone marrow recovery after radiation therapy: MRI evaluation.},
  author={F Casamassima and C Ruggiero and Davide Caramella and E Tinacci and N Villari and M Ruggiero},
  volume={73 6},
  • F Casamassima, C Ruggiero, +3 authors M Ruggiero
  • Published 1989 in Blood
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to detect the increase of adipocytes in the hematopoietic bone marrow that occurs as a consequence of radiotherapy and is indicative of the loss of myeloid tissue. By monitoring this process, it is also possible to determine the recovery of the bone marrow. The amount of viable hematopoietic tissue plays a fundamental role in determining whether the patient is able to undergo further antineoplastic therapy, particularly chemotherapy. We examined 35… CONTINUE READING