Lung Cancer: Posttreatment Imaging: Radiation Therapy and Imaging Findings.

Lung Cancer: Posttreatment Imaging: Radiation Therapy and Imaging Findings. Radiol Clin North Am. 2018 May;56(3):471-483 Authors: Benveniste MF, Welsh J, Viswanathan C, Shroff GS, Betancourt Cuellar SL, Carter BW, Marom EM Abstract In this review, we discuss the different radiation delivery techniques available to treat non-small cell lung cancer, typical radiologic manifestations of conventional radiotherapy, and different patterns of lung injury and temporal evolution of the newer radiotherapy techniques. More sophisticated techniques include intensity-modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, proton therapy, and respiration-correlated computed tomography or 4-dimensional computed tomography for radiotherapy planning. Knowledge of the radiation treatment plan and technique, the completion date of radiotherapy, and the temporal evolution of radiation-induced lung injury is important to identify expected manifestations of radiation-induced lung injury and differentiate them from tumor recurrence or infection. PMID: 29622079 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiol Clin North Am Source Type: research

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