System for MRI guided Radiotherapy

  title={System for MRI guided Radiotherapy},
  author={Johan Overweg and Bas W. Raaymakers and Jjw Lagendijk and K. Brown},
The adverse side effects of gamma-ray radiotherapy can be reduced significantly by combining the treatment system with a real-time imaging system, used to precisely steer the radiation beam. MRI is a particularly attractive imaging modality for this, due to its excellent soft tissue contrast. A project is underway to combine a cylindrical, closed bore high-field MRI system with a 6 MeV Linac radiation source (fig. 1) [1]. A key feature of the concept is that the Linac is located on the outside… CONTINUE READING