Pediatric Brain Tumors

  • Jeffrey Buchsbaum
  • Arnold C. Paulino
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Volumetric planning is the standard method for defi nitive craniospinal and boost radiation therapy for medulloblastoma. Treatment can be delivered using a number of techniques such as proton therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and 3D conformal therapy; however, accurate delineation of target volumes is universally required.


Laryngeal Mask Airway Proton Therapy Tumor Dissemination Boost Radiation Therapy Accurate Delineation 
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Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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