Predicting pneumonitis risk: a dosimetric alternative to mean lung dose.

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PURPOSE To determine whether the association between mean lung dose (MLD) and risk of severe (grade ≥3) radiation pneumonitis (RP) depends on the dose distribution pattern to normal lung among patients receiving 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Three cohorts treated with different beam… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.03.052

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