Radiation-associated liver injury.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The liver is a critically important organ that has numerous functions including the production of bile, metabolism of ingested nutrients, elimination of many waste products, glycogen storage, and plasma protein synthesis. The liver is often incidentally irradiated during radiation therapy (RT) for tumors in the upper- abdomen, right lower lung, distal esophagus, or during whole abdomen or whole body RT. This article describes the endpoints, time-course, and dose-volume effect of radiation on the liver.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pan, CC; Kavanagh, BD; Dawson, LA; Li, XA; Das, SK; Miften, M; Ten Haken, RK

Published Date

  • March 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 3 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S94 - 100

PubMed ID

  • 20171524

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4388033

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-355X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.06.092


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States