This book, co-authored by an internationally acclaimed team of experts in the field of pediatric oncologic imaging, provides a comprehensive update on new advances in diagnostic imaging as they relate to pediatric oncology. In contrast to other oncologic imaging texts focusing on the radiology of specific tumors, this book emphasizes the important fundamentals of imaging that every child with a new or treated malignancy receives. Guidance is provided on the selection and use of appropriate imaging techniques, with individual chapters devoted to each of the major cross-sectional imaging modalities used in the detection and follow-up of pediatric cancers, including PET-CT, PET-MRI, whole-body MRI, and diffusion-weighted MRI. Additional nuclear medicine techniques are addressed, and detailed attention is paid to more advanced areas of practice such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound, pediatric interventional radiology techniques, radiation treatment planning, and radiation dose considerations (ALARA). Other areas covered include screening of children with cancer predisposition syndromes, treatment related complications, potential pitfalls during neuro-oncologic imaging, and the risks and benefits inherent in post-therapy surveillance imaging.
• Focuses on imaging techniques rather than imaging findings characteristic of particular tumor types
• Deals extensively with patient management considerations, including dose reduction, late effects, complications, radiotherapy, and surveillance imaging
• Includes timely discussion of hybrid imaging techniques as well as emerging applications such as contrast US and molecular imaging
• Stephan D. Voss, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Division Chief of Oncologic Imaging and Director of Nuclear Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he also serves as Radiology Vice-Chair for Quality and Safety. Dr. Voss graduated from Princeton University and after a 2-year Fulbright fellowship at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, completed his PhD training in Human Cancer Biology and MD training at the University of Wisconsin. He completed general radiology training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, followed by Pediatric Radiology fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he has been on the staff for more than 15 years. Dr. Voss has also been active in the multi-institutional Children’s Oncology Group, where he is a member of the Hodgkin Disease Committee, as well as Clinical Director of the COG Phase 1 Consortium Imaging Center. Dr. Voss is the author/co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and numerous chapters and review articles focused on oncology and oncologic imaging. He serves as a reviewer for multiple Radiology and Clinical Oncology publications.
• Kieran McHugh, MB, FRCR, FRCPI, is the lead radiologist for pediatric oncology imaging at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, UK. Dr. McHugh graduated from University College, Galway, Ireland, and did his radiology residency in Southampton, UK. After two fellowships in pediatric radiology in Toronto, Canada, and Sydney, Australia, Dr. McHugh initially worked as a consultant pediatric radiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK. He has since been on the staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for 20 years. Dr. McHugh has been chairman of the radiology group within the UK Children’s Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG, now CCLG) and was chairman of the British Society of Paediatric Radiology for four years. He is the sole author of one textbook and a co-applicant on more than ten successful grant applications. He has been a central radiology reviewer on numerous European pediatric oncology trials and has authored approximately 200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. McHugh is currently the lead section editor for pediatrics on the editorial boards of both the European Journal of Radiology and the British Journal of Radiology.