© 2019

Target Volume Delineation for Pediatric Cancers

  • Stephanie A. Terezakis
  • Shannon M. MacDonald

Part of the Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology book series (PGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Barbara Fullerton, Shannon M. MacDonald
    Pages 1-11
  3. Natia Esiashvili
    Pages 13-25
  4. Ralph Ermoian, Steve Braunstein
    Pages 27-38
  5. Christine Hill-Kayser
    Pages 39-54
  6. Jonathan W. Lischalk, Shannon M. MacDonald
    Pages 55-70
  7. Anita Mahajan
    Pages 71-98
  8. Teresa Meier, Carolyn Freeman, John Breneman
    Pages 99-124
  9. Matthew Ladra, Karen J. Marcus, Torunn Yock
    Pages 125-144
  10. Matthew D. Hall, Nadia Laack, Daniel J. Indelicato
    Pages 145-160
  11. Lynn Million
    Pages 161-191
  12. Zachary D. Guss, Qinyu Chen, Bradford Hoppe, Stephanie A. Terezakis
    Pages 193-204
  13. Arnold C. Paulino, John Kalapurakal
    Pages 205-219
  14. Bret Adams, Daphne Haas-Kogan, Joseph Panoff
    Pages 221-239
  15. John T. Lucas Jr., Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum
    Pages 241-250
  16. Michelle Gentile, Bree Eaton
    Pages 251-282

About this book


This handbook is designed to provide the radiation oncologist with clear practical guidance in the delineation of tumor volumes and/or radiation fields for a wide variety of pediatric cancers, including all of the most frequently encountered malignancies of childhood. These treatment fields and volumes may be utilized in the delivery of conformal therapies such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy, the latter being particularly relevant in children. Each chapter focuses on a specific tumor type, providing general guidelines that will assist the reader in delineating the clinical target volume for particular presentations, including patterns of spread. As the target volumes can be complex, detailed illustrations are presented of the volumes in representative cases, contoured slice by slice on the planning CT images. In addition to target volume delineation for conformal treatment, field design setup for conventional approaches is also discussed. 


Pediatric Radiotherapy Pediatric IMRT Pediatric Proton therapy Target Volume Delineation Pediatric Treatment Planning Contouring in Paediatrics Pediatric External Beam Radiation Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie A. Terezakis
    • 1
  • Shannon M. MacDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University - Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the editors

Dr. Terezakis is an associate professor of radiation oncology and director of pediatric radiation oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her clinical research has been focused on the optimization of modern therapies for pediatric cancers, particularly bone and soft tissue sarcomas, CNS tumors, and lymphomas.

Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, and a radiation oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research focuses on the optimal use of proton radiotherapy for pediatric malignancies and young women with breast cancer and minimizing side effects of cancer therapies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Target Volume Delineation for Pediatric Cancers
  • Editors Stephanie A. Terezakis
    Shannon M. MacDonald
  • Series Title Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Pract. Guides Radiation Oncol.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-69139-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69140-4
  • Series ISSN 2522-5715
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-5723
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
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