A consensus-based computed tomographic atlas for defining the regional lymph node stations in radiotherapy for lung cancer: The JLCS - JASTRO joint committee for developing an atlas of the regional lymph node stations in radiotherapy treatment planning for lung cancer

Takafumi Komiyama, Tomoko Itazawa, Yukihisa Tamaki, Yasumasa Nishimura, Yuko Nakayama, Hiroyuki Ito, Yasuhisa Ohde, Masahiko Kusumoto, Shuji Sakai, Kenji Suzuki, Hirokazu Watanabe, Hisao Asamura

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Abstract

Conformal radiotherapy treatment planning requires accurate delineation of anatomical structures including lymph node stations using axial CT images. Various contouring atlases have been created by societies or clinical trial groups to aid in treatment planning for head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, etc. But there are no atlases for regional lymph node delineation in radiotherapy for lung cancer. A JLCS - JASTRO joint committee proposed a consensus-based computed tomographic atlas for defining the regional lymph node station in radiotherapy for lung cancer based on the 7th Edition General Rule for Clinical and Pathological Record of Lung Cancer and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) lymph node map.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-205
Number of pages17
JournalJapanese Journal of Lung Cancer
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 20
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atlas
  • Computed tomography
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymph node station
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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