Intensity-modulated radiation therapy

N. Y. Lee, S. A. Terezakis

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Abstract

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has found widespread use in the treatment of head and neck cancers. This technology allows for conformal dose distributions around a tumor target while a rapid dose fall-off spares surrounding critical structures. The properties of IMRT are particularly suited for treating head and neck cancers due to the close proximity of dose-limiting normal tissues allowing for potential dose escalation. Further studies are ongoing to investigate long-term clinical outcomes and toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-696
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume97
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2008

Keywords

  • External beam radiation
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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