Organs at risk in lung SBRT

F. De Rose, D. Franceschini, G. Reggiori, A. Stravato, P. Navarria, A. M. Ascolese, S. Tomatis, P. Mancosu, M. Scorsetti

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Lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an accurate and precise technique to treat lung tumors with high ‘ablative’ doses. Given the encouraging data in terms of local control and toxicity profile, SBRT has currently become a treatment option for both early stage lung cancer and lung oligometastatic disease in patients who are medically inoperable or refuse surgical resection. Dose-adapted fractionation schedules and ongoing prospective trials should provide further evidence of SBRT safety trying to reduce toxicities and complications. In this heterogeneous scenario, a non-systematic review of dose constraints for lung SBRT was performed, including the main organs at risk in the thorax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Medica
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017


  • Dose constraints
  • Lung SBRT
  • Organs at risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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