The role of imaging in the clinical practice of radiation oncology for pancreatic cancer

Eugene J. Koay, William Hall, Peter C. Park, Beth Erickson, Joseph M. Herman

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Abstract

Advances in technology have enabled the delivery of high doses of radiation therapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with low rates of toxicity. Although the role of radiation for pancreatic cancer continues to evolve, encouraging results with newer techniques indicate that radiation may benefit selected patient populations. Imaging has been central to the modern successes of radiation therapy for PDAC. Here, we review the role of diagnostic imaging, imaging-based planning, and image guidance in radiation oncology practice for PDAC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-403
Number of pages11
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

  • Image guidance
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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