Scintigraphic evaluation of oesophageal transit during radiotherapy

External beam RT to the mediastinum is generally recommended in the treatment of a variety of thoracic tumours, in either a curative or a palliative setting. The oesophagus is often included in the radiation treatment volume. Acute oesophagitis is therefore one of the most frequent side effects and, particularly with the current trend for combined modality therapy, can be severe enough to interrupt the planned course of radiation therapy. Its pathophysiology, however, remains poorly understood.

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Scintigraphic evaluation of oesophageal transit during radiotherapy to the mediastinum

 
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