In some patients undergoing radioembolization, lung toxicity is a limiting factor when calculating their dose. At the same time, it is known that the lung shunt fraction (LSF) is overestimated by the mapping exam. Furthermore, there are multiple methods to measure LSF. Planar measurement is both the most commonly utilized and easiest to perform, however new dosimetry software provides the ability to use more advanced 3D techniques. This paper reviews the different LSF calculation methods and elucidates the available data comparing the techniques, clinical relevance, and dose calculation.
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