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Equation and Nomogram for Predicting Radiation Pneumonitis

Purpose:

To predict the risk of radiation pneumonitis in a patient undergoing radiation therapy for lung cancer based on the study of Bradley et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

adverse effects, interventional radiology

ICD-10:

J70.0

Description:

Bradley et al identified risk factors for radiation pneumonitis in patients undergoing radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They developed an equation and nomogram which can be used to predict a patient's risk of the complication. The authors are from Washington University, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, LDS Hospital and Phelps County Regional Hospital.

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