Prevention of injury from pelvic irradiation

Michelle S Gentile*, William Small

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Radiotherapy is used as a component of therapy for a range of pelvic malignancies and can contribute to substantial toxicity. Preventative strategies including use of different treatment modalities, optimization of treatment technique and planning, and administration of various agents and radioprotectors should be considered to minimize risk of toxicity when possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages65-76
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781493922178
ISBN (Print)9781493922161
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Dose constraints
  • IGRT
  • IMRT
  • Pelvic malignancies
  • Prevention
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radioprotectors
  • Toxicity
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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