Lung perfusion imaging can risk stratify lung cancer patients for the development of pulmonary complications after chemoradiation.

@article{Gayed2008LungPI,
  title={Lung perfusion imaging can risk stratify lung cancer patients for the development of pulmonary complications after chemoradiation.},
  author={Isis W. Gayed and Joe Chang and E. Edmund Kim and Rodolfo F. Nunez and Beth A. Chasen and Helen H Liu and Katsuhiro Kobayashi and Yujing Zhang and Zhongxing Liao and Salman Gohar and Melinda D Jeter and Louise Henderson and William Erwin and Ritsuko Komaki},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 8},
  pages={858-64}
}
INTRODUCTION We investigated the value of lung perfusion imaging in predicting the risk of developing pulmonary complications after chemoradiation (CRT) or radiation therapy (RT) for lung cancer. METHODS Fifty patients who underwent lung perfusion imaging before RT for lung cancer were included. Planar and single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography images of the lungs were obtained. Lung perfusion score (LPS) was developed to visually grade localized perfusion defect per… CONTINUE READING

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