Brief Report on Radiological Changes following Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for Early-Stage Lung Tumors: A Pictorial Essay

Merle I Ronden, David Palma, Ben J Slotman, Suresh Senan, Advanced Radiation Technology Committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

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Distinctive patterns of early and late benign fibrosis are commonly observed after stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for lung malignancies. These changes on computed tomography scans need to be distinguished from so-called high-risk radiological features, which can be associated with a higher risk for tumor recurrence. This pictorial report illustrates the different radiological changes seen after stereotactic ablative radiotherapy delivered by using volumetric modulated radiotherapy, a technique that is being increasingly used in clinical care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-862
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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