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New Developments in Hybrid MR-Treatment: Applications

J Lagendijk

P Keall
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Y Hu

R Fahrig

J Lagendijk1*, P Keall2*, Y Hu3*, R Fahrig4*, (1) University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2) University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia,(3) Mayo Clinic Arizona, Pheonix, AZ, (4) Stanford University, Stanford, CA


WE-EF-BRD-0 (Wednesday, July 15, 2015) 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM Room: Ballroom D

MRI-guided treatment is a growing area of medicine, particularly in radiotherapy and surgery. The exquisite soft tissue anatomic contrast offered by MRI, along with functional imaging, makes the use of MRI during therapeutic procedures very attractive. Challenging the utility of MRI in the therapy room are many issues including the physics of MRI and the impact on the environment and therapeutic instruments, the impact of the room and instruments on the MRI; safety, space, design and cost. In this session, the applications and challenges of MRI-guided treatment will be described.

The session format is:
1. Past, present and future: MRI-guided radiotherapy from 2005 to 2025: Jan Lagendijk
2. Battling Maxwell’s equations: Physics challenges and solutions for hybrid MRI systems: Paul Keall
3. I want it now!: Advances in MRI acquisition, reconstruction and the use of priors to enable fast anatomic and physiologic imaging to inform guidance and adaptation decisions: Yanle Hu
4. MR in the OR: The growth and applications of MRI for interventional radiology and surgery: Rebecca Fahrig

Learning Objectives:
1. To understand the history and trajectory of MRI-guided radiotherapy
2. To understand the challenges of integrating MR imaging systems with linear accelerators
3. To understand the latest in fast MRI methods to enable the visualisation of anatomy and physiology on radiotherapy treatment timescales
4. To understand the growing role and challenges of MRI for image-guided surgical procedures

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: My disclosures are publicly available and updated at: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/radiation-physics/about-us/disclosures.php

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