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Differences in lung injury after IMRT or proton therapy assessed by 18FDG PET imaging.

07:00 EST 15th January 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Differences in lung injury after IMRT or proton therapy assessed by 18FDG PET imaging."

To compare lung injury among non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with IMRT or proton therapy as revealed by 18F-FDG post-treatment uptake and to determine factors predictive for clinically symptomatic radiation pneumonitis.

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Name: Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
ISSN: 1879-0887
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