A review of intensity-modulated radiation therapy

Curr Oncol Rep. 2008 Jul;10(4):294-9. doi: 10.1007/s11912-008-0046-3.


Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a sophisticated form of three-dimensional treatment planning and delivery. In some situations, IMRT allows more conformal radiation therapy to complex targets within the lung. As problems related to organ motion are increasingly addressed, the use of IMRT in the treatment of lung cancer, particularly in non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma, continues to rise.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / radiotherapy*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated / methods*