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dc.contributor.authorChan, Clara
dc.contributor.authorLang, S
dc.contributor.authorRowbottom, Carl G
dc.contributor.authorGuckenberger, M
dc.contributor.authorFaivre-Finn, Corinne
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-08T16:28:50Z
dc.date.available2015-01-08T16:28:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationIntensity-modulated radiotherapy for lung cancer: current status and future developments. 2014, 9 (11):1598-608 J Thorac Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn1556-1380
dc.identifier.pmid25436795
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/JTO.0000000000000346
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/337971
dc.description.abstractRadiotherapy plays an important role in the management of lung cancer, with over 50% of patients receiving this modality at some point during their treatment. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is a technique that adds fluence modulation to beam shaping, which improves radiotherapy dose conformity around the tumor and spares surrounding normal structures. Treatment with IMRT is becoming more widely available for the treatment of lung cancer, despite the paucity of high level evidence supporting the routine use of this more resource intense and complex technique. In this review article, we have summarized data from planning and clinical studies, discussed challenges in implementing IMRT, and made recommendations on the minimum requirements for safe delivery of IMRT.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Canceren
dc.titleIntensity-modulated radiotherapy for lung cancer: current status and future developments.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRadiotherapy Related Research, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, Manchester, U Ken
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Thoracic Oncologyen
html.description.abstractRadiotherapy plays an important role in the management of lung cancer, with over 50% of patients receiving this modality at some point during their treatment. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is a technique that adds fluence modulation to beam shaping, which improves radiotherapy dose conformity around the tumor and spares surrounding normal structures. Treatment with IMRT is becoming more widely available for the treatment of lung cancer, despite the paucity of high level evidence supporting the routine use of this more resource intense and complex technique. In this review article, we have summarized data from planning and clinical studies, discussed challenges in implementing IMRT, and made recommendations on the minimum requirements for safe delivery of IMRT.


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