CT-based delineation of organs at risk in the head and neck region: DAHANCA, EORTC, GORTEC, HKNPCSG, NCIC CTG, NCRI, NRG Oncology and TROG consensus guidelines

Brouwer, Charlotte L, Steenbakkers, Roel J.H.M, Bourhis, Jean, Budach, Wilfried, Grau, Cai, Gregoire, Vincent, van Herk, Marcel, Lee, Anne, Maingon, Philippe, Nutting, Chris, O'Sullivan, Brian, Porceddu, Sandro V, Rosenthal, David I, Sijtsema, Nanna M and Langendijk, Johannes A (2015) CT-based delineation of organs at risk in the head and neck region: DAHANCA, EORTC, GORTEC, HKNPCSG, NCIC CTG, NCRI, NRG Oncology and TROG consensus guidelines. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 117 1: 83-90. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2015.07.041


Author Brouwer, Charlotte L
Steenbakkers, Roel J.H.M
Bourhis, Jean
Budach, Wilfried
Grau, Cai
Gregoire, Vincent
van Herk, Marcel
Lee, Anne
Maingon, Philippe
Nutting, Chris
O'Sullivan, Brian
Porceddu, Sandro V
Rosenthal, David I
Sijtsema, Nanna M
Langendijk, Johannes A
Title CT-based delineation of organs at risk in the head and neck region: DAHANCA, EORTC, GORTEC, HKNPCSG, NCIC CTG, NCRI, NRG Oncology and TROG consensus guidelines
Journal name Radiotherapy and Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1879-0887
0167-8140
Publication date 2015-08-13
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2015.07.041
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 117
Issue 1
Start page 83
End page 90
Total pages 8
Place of publication Shannon, Clare Ireland
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: The objective of this project was to define consensus guidelines for delineating organs at risk (OARs) for head and neck radiotherapy for routine daily practice and for research purposes.

Methods: Consensus guidelines were formulated based on in-depth discussions of a panel of European, North American, Asian and Australian radiation oncologists.

Results: Twenty-five OARs in the head and neck region were defined with a concise description of their main anatomic boundaries. The Supplemental material provides an atlas of the consensus guidelines, projected on 1 mm axial slices. The atlas can also be obtained in DICOM-RT format on request.

Conclusion: Consensus guidelines for head and neck OAR delineation were defined, aiming to decrease interobserver variability among clinicians and radiotherapy centers.
Keyword Head and neck
Organs at risk
Interobserver variability
Consensus delineation guidelines
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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