MRI to quantify early radiation-induced changes in the salivary glands.

@article{Houweling2011MRITQ,
  title={MRI to quantify early radiation-induced changes in the salivary glands.},
  author={Antonetta C. Houweling and Tim Schakel and Cornelis A. T. van den Berg and Mari{\"e}lle E. P. Philippens and Judith M. Roesink and Chris H. J. Terhaard and Cornelis P. J. Raaijmakers},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={386-9}
}
PURPOSE We investigated radiation-induced changes in the salivary glands, 6 weeks after RT, using MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen oropharyngeal cancer patients were treated with salivary gland sparing IMRT. All patients received a 3T MRI exam before and 6 weeks after the end of RT, including a T(1)-weighted (T(1)w), a T(2)-weighted (T(2)w), and a dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI. For both time points separately, the parotid and submandibular glands were delineated on the MR images… CONTINUE READING