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Vol 67, No 5 (2017)
Review paper
Published online: 2018-02-22
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Respiratory motion and its compensation possibilities in the modern external beam radiotherapy of lung cancer

Marta Adamczyk, Tomasz Piotrowski
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2017.0048
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2017;67(5):292-296.

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Vol 67, No 5 (2017)
Review article
Published online: 2018-02-22

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a systematic review of the current characteristics and recent development of commercially available respiratory motion solutions and their compensation possibilities in the external beam radio­therapy treatment of lung cancer. The most commonly used X-ray and radiotherapeutic technologies are presented, as well as their division into pre-treatment methods and intra-treatment verification. The article discusses the most important technological achievements that allow radiation to be safely applied in the lung region and reports the potential advantages and limitations of each. Finally, it presents details concerning selected research trends and problems related to motion compensation.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a systematic review of the current characteristics and recent development of commercially available respiratory motion solutions and their compensation possibilities in the external beam radio­therapy treatment of lung cancer. The most commonly used X-ray and radiotherapeutic technologies are presented, as well as their division into pre-treatment methods and intra-treatment verification. The article discusses the most important technological achievements that allow radiation to be safely applied in the lung region and reports the potential advantages and limitations of each. Finally, it presents details concerning selected research trends and problems related to motion compensation.

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Keywords

external beam radiation therapy, lung cancer, respiratory motion

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Title

Respiratory motion and its compensation possibilities in the modern external beam radiotherapy of lung cancer

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 67, No 5 (2017)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

292-296

Published online

2018-02-22

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2017.0048

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2017;67(5):292-296.

Keywords

external beam radiation therapy
lung cancer
respiratory motion

Authors

Marta Adamczyk
Tomasz Piotrowski

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