Intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

@article{Lee2008IntensitymodulatedRT,
  title={Intensity-modulated radiation therapy.},
  author={N. Y. Louis Lee and Stephanie Alicia Terezakis},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 8},
  pages={691-6}
}
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has found widespread use in the treatment of head and neck cancers. This technology allows for conformal dose distributions around a tumor target while a rapid dose fall-off spares surrounding critical structures. The properties of IMRT are particularly suited for treating head and neck cancers due to the close proximity of dose-limiting normal tissues allowing for potential dose escalation. Further studies are ongoing to investigate long-term… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 70 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 41 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…