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A review of intensity-modulated radiation therapy

Current Oncology Reports. 2008 Jul;10(4):294-9. [Link]

Gaspar LE, Ding M.

University of Colorado Denver, Department of Radiation Oncology, Campus Mail Stop F-706, 1665 North Ursula Street, Suite 1032, P.O. Box 6510, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Laurie.Gaspar@uchsc.edu

Abstract

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a sophisticated form of three-dimensional treatment planning and delivery. In some situations, IMRT allows more conformal radiation therapy to complex targets within the lung. As problems related to organ motion are increasingly addressed, the use of IMRT in the treatment of lung cancer, particularly in non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma, continues to rise.

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