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Review paper
Published online: 2013-03-08
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Tolerance doses of critical organs in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiation therapy

Marcin Hutnik, Krzysztof Składowski, Andrzej Wygoda, Tomasz Rutkowski, Bolesław Pilecki
Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2013;63(1):35-47.

open access

Vol 63, No 1 (2013)
Review article
Published online: 2013-03-08

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the current state of knowledge in the area of tolerance of ionizing radiation doses,
in relation to critical organs of the head and neck. This knowledge is of crucial importance for a radiotherapist who is
planning and performing irradiation treatment of malignant neoplasms of the skull base, eyeball and orbit, naso-maxillary-
ethmoid prominence, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, large salivary glands, thyroid gland, and cervical lymph nodes. This
diagnostic and therapeutic process involves the use of some modern techniques such as IMRT (Intensity Modulated
Radiation Therapy), IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy), tomotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the current state of knowledge in the area of tolerance of ionizing radiation doses,
in relation to critical organs of the head and neck. This knowledge is of crucial importance for a radiotherapist who is
planning and performing irradiation treatment of malignant neoplasms of the skull base, eyeball and orbit, naso-maxillary-
ethmoid prominence, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, large salivary glands, thyroid gland, and cervical lymph nodes. This
diagnostic and therapeutic process involves the use of some modern techniques such as IMRT (Intensity Modulated
Radiation Therapy), IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy), tomotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
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Title

Tolerance doses of critical organs in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiation therapy

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 63, No 1 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

35-47

Published online

2013-03-08

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2013;63(1):35-47.

Authors

Marcin Hutnik
Krzysztof Składowski
Andrzej Wygoda
Tomasz Rutkowski
Bolesław Pilecki

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