Radiation dose, driving performance, and cognitive function in patients with head and neck cancer

Academic Article


  • Seven head and neck cancer patients participated in a driving evaluation in a driving simulator. Radiation dose on the temporal lobes was moderately associated with time to complete a cognitive test and with driving performance. Results indicated that incidental irradiation may contribute to a decrease in cognition and in unsafe driving performance, which seems to be time-dependent. © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  • Yuen HK; Sharma AK; Logan WC; Gillespie MB; Day TA; Brooks JO
  • Start Page

  • 304
  • End Page

  • 307
  • Volume

  • 87
  • Issue

  • 2