The role of three dimensional functional lung imaging in radiation treatment planning: the functional dose-volume histogram.

@article{Marks1995TheRO,
  title={The role of three dimensional functional lung imaging in radiation treatment planning: the functional dose-volume histogram.},
  author={Lawrence B. Marks and David P. Spencer and George W. Sherouse and Gunilla C Bentel and Robert Clough and Katie Vann and Ronald J. Jaszczak and R. Edward Coleman and Leonard R Prosnitz},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1995},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={65-75}
}
PURPOSE During thoracic irradiation (XRT), treatment fields are usually designed to minimize the volume of nontumor-containing lung included. Generally, functional heterogeneities within the lung are not considered. The three dimensional (3D) functional information provided by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) lung perfusion scans might be useful in designing beams that minimize incidental irradiation of functioning lung tissue. We herein review the pretreatment SPECT scans in… CONTINUE READING