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MRI for Radiation Therapy

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W Miller

G Li

J Cai

W Miller1*, G Li2*, J Cai3*, (1) University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, (2) Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, (3) Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


2:00 PM : MRI Basics - W Miller, Presenting Author
2:20 PM : Current Applications of MRI in Radiotherapy - G Li, Presenting Author
2:35 PM : Advances in MRI for Radiation Therapy - J Cai, Presenting Author

TH-F-202-0 (Thursday, August 4, 2016) 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Room: 202

MRI has excellent soft tissue contrast and can provide both anatomical and physiological information. It is becoming increasingly important in radiation therapy for treatment planning, image-guided radiation therapy, and treatment assessment. It is critically important at this time point to educate and update our medical physicists about MRI to prepare for the upcoming surge of MRI applications in radiation therapy. This session will review important basics of MR physics, pulse sequence designs, and current radiotherapy application, as well as showcase exciting new developments in MRI that can be potentially useful in radiation therapy.

Learning Objectives:
1.To learn basics of MR physics and understand the differences between various pulse sequences
2.To review current applications of MRI in radiation therapy
3.To discuss recent MRI advances for future MRI guided radiation therapy

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: Partly supported by NIH (1R21CA165384).; W. Miller, Research supported in part by Siemens Healthcare; G. Li, My clinical research is in part supported by NIH U54CA137788. I have a collaborative research project with Philips Healthcare.; J. Cai, jing cai


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