QUANTEC: Radiation Dose-Volume Effects in the Stomach and Small Bowel
Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, MPH, Charlie C. Pan, MD, Laura A. Dawson, MD, Shiva K.
Das, PhD, X. Allen Li, PhD, Randall K. Ten Haken, PhD, and Moyed Miften, PhD
current literature reviewed in the paper suggests that the risk of moderately severe
radiation-induced acute small-bowel toxicity can be predicted using a threshold
model. However, the same is not true for the stomach due to limited data. The authors
also look at the challenges of defining volumes for the stomach and small bowel
and consider the additional factors that increase the risk of acute and late
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