High- and low-dose-rate intraoperative radiotherapy for thoracic malignancies resected with close or positive margins Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brachytherapy
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

abstract

  • IORT is associated with good local control after resection of thoracic tumors otherwise at very high risk for local recurrence. There is a low incidence of severe toxicity attributable to brachytherapy. HDR-IORT appears to have equivalent outcomes to LDR-IORT. HDR or LDR-IORT can, therefore, be considered in situations where the oncologic completeness of thoracic tumor resection is in doubt.

publication date

  • March 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4789132

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.brachy.2015.11.007

PubMed ID

  • 26825857

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 208

end page

  • 15

volume

  • 15

number

  • 2