Metal Artifact Removal Supports RT Planning

Courtesy: Kenton Thompson, Radiation Oncology Centres, North Lakes, Australia |  2018-03-14

An 84-year-old male patient presented to the Radiation Oncology Centres with a right upper lobe (RUL) mass. Annual imaging including diagnostic CT scans had shown significant progression in his lung mass. At the same time, the patient started losing weight and experienced a worsening cough. A core biopsy of the RUL mass revealed a histopathology that confirmed non-keratinising squamous cell carcinoma. The patient subsequently received 30 Gy in 10 fractions as a palliative treatment to help alleviate his symptoms.

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