Development and Testing of a Magnetic Resonance (MR) Conditional Afterloader for Source Tracking in Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy.

@article{Beld2018DevelopmentAT,
  title={Development and Testing of a Magnetic Resonance (MR) Conditional Afterloader for Source Tracking in Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy.},
  author={E. Beld and P. Seevinck and J. Schuurman and M. Viergever and J. Lagendijk and M. Moerland},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2018},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={
          960-968
        }
}
PURPOSE For the purpose of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, a prototype magnetic resonance (MR) conditional afterloader was developed. This study demonstrates the development and testing of the prototype, while operating simultaneously with MRI. In combination with an MR-based method for HDR source localization, this development enables treatment verification of HDR brachytherapy. Additionally, this allows a direct reconstruction of the source dwell… Expand
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