New era of radiotherapy: An update in radiation-induced lung disease

M. F.K. Benveniste, J. Welsh, M. C.B. Godoy, S. L. Betancourt, O. R. Mawlawi, R. F. Munden

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Abstract

Over the last few decades, advances in radiotherapy (RT) technology have improved delivery of radiation therapy dramatically. Advances in treatment planning with the development of image-guided radiotherapy and in techniques such as proton therapy, allows the radiation therapist to direct high doses of radiation to the tumour. These advancements result in improved local regional control while reducing potentially damaging dosage to surrounding normal tissues. It is important for radiologists to be aware of the radiological findings from these advances in order to differentiate expected radiation-induced lung injury (RILD) from recurrence, infection, and other lung diseases. In order to understand these changes and correlate them with imaging, the radiologist should have access to the radiation therapy treatment plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e275-e290
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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