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Predicting Radiotherapy-Induced Bone Injury Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

Purpose:

To predict the risk of a rib fracture within 25 months of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for lung cancer based on the nomogram of Taremi et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, interventional radiology

ICD-10:

M96.2, M96.5, Y84.2

Description:

Taremi et al developed a nomogram for predicting radiotherapy-induced bone injury (RIBI) following stereotactic lung radiotherapy. These can help to identify patients who may benefit from closer monitoring or an alternative therapy. The authors are from Princess Margaret Hospital and University of Toronto.

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