Tumor motion control in the treatment of non small cell lung cancer

Cancer Invest. 2005;23(2):129-33.


Tumor motion due to respiration during radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer is a significant problem. This article reports on two techniques used to control tumor motion: respiratory gating and the deep inspiration breath hold technique. This technique was implemented in 40 patients without significant difficulties and there are encouraging clinical outcomes.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / radiotherapy*
  • Dose Fractionation, Radiation
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Movement
  • Quality Control
  • Radiation Injuries / prevention & control
  • Radiotherapy / methods*
  • Respiration*
  • Spirometry
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed