Target Delineation in Postoperative Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer after Flap Reconstruction

This paper explains the controversy about including all of a large reconstruction flap in the RT target volume versus only the perimeter of the flap. Available guidelines regarding the issue are reviewed as are outcome studies that inform the subject. Examples of each option are shown with figures.

Please visit https://www.practicalradonc.org/article/S1879-8500(24)00081-X/fulltext to read the related journal article online. 

This activity is available from June 26, 2024, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 25, 2026.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the interest of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List the man tradeoffs with including all of the flap in the RT target volume versus only the perimeter.
  • Describe the technique for treating only the perimeter of a flap in the RT target volume.
  • Identify the advantages of total flap treatment in the RT target volume.

 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
06/26/2024
Course expires: 
06/25/2026
Cost:
$49.00
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Robert Amdur, MD is employed by the University of Florida and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.

The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, Education Committee had control over the content of this activity.

All relevant relationships have been mitigated.

 

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.

ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification. 

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians. ASTRO designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Price

Cost:
$49.00
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  • Nonmember: $49
  • Member: $0


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