Title

Practice patterns and recommendations for pediatric image-guided radiotherapy: A Children's Oncology Group report

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiation Oncology

Publication Date

2020-10-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Neoplasms | Oncology | Pediatrics | Radiation Medicine

Abstract

This report by the Radiation Oncology Discipline of Children's Oncology Group (COG) describes the practice patterns of pediatric image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) based on a member survey and provides practice recommendations accordingly. The survey comprised of 11 vignettes asking clinicians about their recommended treatment modalities, IGRT preferences, and frequency of in-room verification. Technical questions asked physicists about imaging protocols, dose reduction, setup correction, and adaptive therapy. In this report, the COG Radiation Oncology Discipline provides an IGRT modality/frequency decision tree and the expert guidelines for the practice of ionizing image guidance in pediatric radiotherapy patients.

Keywords

COG, IGRT, pediatric patients, practice patterns, radiation oncology

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/pbc.28629

Source

Hua CH, Vern-Gross TZ, Hess CB, Olch AJ, Alaei P, Sathiaseelan V, Deng J, Ulin K, Laurie F, Gopalakrishnan M, Esiashvili N, Wolden SL, Krasin MJ, Merchant TE, Donaldson SS, FitzGerald TJ, Constine LS, Hodgson DC, Haas-Kogan DA, Mahajan A, Laack NN, Marcus KJ, Taylor PA, Ahern VA, Followill DS, Buchsbaum JC, Breneman JC, Kalapurakal JA. Practice patterns and recommendations for pediatric image-guided radiotherapy: A Children's Oncology Group report. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Oct;67(10):e28629. doi: 10.1002/pbc.28629. Epub 2020 Aug 9. PMID: 32776500; PMCID: PMC7774502. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Pediatric blood and cancer

Comments

Full author list omitted for brevity. For the full list of authors, see article.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32776500

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