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Identification of a collapsed lung during radiotherapy using Elekta Synergy® Volume View™


We describe the identification during radiotherapy (RT) of a collapsed lung, and subsequent re-inflation of the lung in a patient with small cell lung cancer, as seen with cone beam CT using Elekta Synergy®. Treatment radiographers identified the initial collapsed lung and were alert to further changes. The patients’ treatment was regularly verified with Elekta Synergy throughout the course of radiotherapy, with particular attention paid to the soft tissue anatomy easily visualized with Elekta Synergy. In conclusion, Elekta Synergy provides more than just bony anatomy definition. Consideration needs to be paid to who is appropriately trained to make decisions based on soft tissue analysis, and in future to adaptive therapy.


Taylor H, Aitken K, McNair H

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