How can imaging help the radiation oncologist in multiple myeloma treatment

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Abstract

Multiple myeloma is an incurable malignant tumor of plasma cells of the bone marrow; most patients present a disseminated disease with important bone involvement. Even though a chemotherapy-based approach is the major treatment, radiotherapy often has a supportive role for symptom relief but also a radical role for patients with indolent disease or localized forms. In both cases imaging is the basis for treatment planning and for correct patient classification. This paper aims to describe and summarize how radiation oncologists could use imaging information to personalize the treatment for each patient.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalMedicina (Lithuania)
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Antalgic effect
  • Imaging
  • Myeloma multiple
  • Radiation therapy
  • SBRT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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