Axillary radiotherapy for nodal lymphoma: What CTV expansion is required to account for absence of pre-chemotherapy treatment position FDG PET-CT?

Published on Nov 1, 2018in Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology
· DOI :10.1016/J.CTRO.2018.09.003
Robin Prestwich28
Estimated H-index: 28
(St James's University Hospital),
Chirag Patel13
Estimated H-index: 13
(St James's University Hospital)
+ 4 AuthorsD. Bird4
Estimated H-index: 4
(St James's University Hospital)
Abstract Involved site lymphoma radiotherapy clinical target volumes (CTV) require expansion in the absence of treatment-position pre-chemotherapy PET-CT. This prospective imaging study evaluates CTV contouring for axillary lymphoma using diagnostic imaging compared with co-registered treatment-position PET-CT. Generous expansion axially and cranio-caudally is required to encompass pre-chemotherapy disease without treatment-position pre-chemotherapy PET-CT.
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