Radiation pneumonitis: correlation of toxicity with pulmonary metabolic radiation response.

@article{Hart2008RadiationPC,
  title={Radiation pneumonitis: correlation of toxicity with pulmonary metabolic radiation response.},
  author={Justin P Hart and M R Mccurdy and Muthuveni Ezhil and Wei Wei and Meena F Khan and Dershan Luo and Reginald F. Munden and V. E. Johnson and T. M. Mart{\'i}n Guerrero},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={967-71}
}
PURPOSE To characterize the relationship between radiation pneumonitis (RP) clinical symptoms and pulmonary metabolic activity on post-treatment [(18)F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 101 esophageal cancer patients who underwent restaging FDG-PET/computed tomography imaging 3-12 weeks after completing thoracic radiotherapy. The National Institutes of Health Common Toxicity Criteria, version 3, was used to score the RP… CONTINUE READING