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Title: Radiation treatment for newly diagnosed esophageal cancer with prior radiation to the thoracic cavity

The purpose of this report is to communicate the use of single-positron emission computed tomography scan in planning radiation treatments for patients with a history of radiation to the thoracic cavity. A patient presented with obstructive esophageal cancer, having previously received chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the mediastinum for non-Hodgkin lymphoma 11 years earlier. Owing to a number of comorbidities, the patient was not a surgical candidate and was referred to the University of Washington Medical Center for radiation therapy. Prior dose to the spinal cord and lung were taken into account before designing the radiation treatment plan.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI (United States)
  2. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22420854
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Dosimetry; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; CHEMOTHERAPY; DIAGNOSIS; ESOPHAGUS; LUNGS; LYMPHOMAS; MEDIASTINUM; PATIENTS; PLANNING; RADIOTHERAPY; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; SPINAL CORD; SURGERY