MRI in Radiation Therapy

Peer-to-peer exchange of protocols, articles and tips

MRI in Radiation Therapy
 
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Radiation Oncology is experiencing growth in the use of magnetic resonance imaging in treatment planning and response assessment. While it can seem daunting to start integrating this technology in Radiation Therapy departments, this trend is inevitable and has been embraced by physicists and physicians alike. Clinical teams of several institutions have created their own solutions to optimize images, in an effort to add valuable clinical insights in treatment planning. This booklet is a compilation of study protocols* and practical tips for several body regions provided by these experts.

This compilation is being shared to foster clinical knowledge among medical professionals.
We would like to thank all the contributors who have worked tirelessly and generously shared their knowledge and expertise.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions so that we at Siemens Healthineers can continuously improve and do our part in the care of our patients.

Note: MAGNETOM systems are indicated for use as magnetic resonance diagnostic devices (MRDD) that produce transverse, sagittal, coronal and oblique cross sectional images, spectroscopic images and/or spectra, and that display the internal structure and/or function of the head, body or extremities. These images and/or spectra and the physical parameters derived from the images and/or spectra when interpreted by a trained physician, yield information that may assist in diagnosis. The study protocols and another information contained in this brochure were developed entirely by the medical professionals identified at the beginning of each section. These medical professionals did not receive financial support or any other kind of assistance from Siemens Healthineers.

Patient results may vary depending on many factors including system, software version, options, coils, technique and patient condition. Siemens Healthineers is not responsible or liable for results.
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MAGNETOM Verio 3T protocols

Courtesy of Eric Paulson, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Contact
Eric Paulson, Ph.D., DABR
Assistant Professor and Senior Medical Physicist
Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Biophysics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Radiation Oncology
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
USA
epaulson@mcw.edu


MAGNETOM Skyra 3T protocols

Courtesy of Robba Rai, Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre and Gary Liney, Ph.D., Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

Contact
Associate Professor Gary Liney (UNSW)
Hon Principal Fellow, University of Wollongong Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research & Radiation Oncology
Liverpool Hospital, 1 Campbell Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Australia
Phone: +61 2 8738 9221
gary.liney@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Robba Rai
Senior MRI Radiographer
Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre
robba.rai@sswahs.nsw.gov.au


MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T protocols

Courtesy of Maja Sohlin, Ph.D., Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Contact
Maja Sohlin, Ph.D.
Medical Physicist
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Bruna stråket 13
413 45 Gothenburg
Sweden
maja.sohlin@vgregion.se


MAGNETOM Skyra 3T protocols

Courtesy of Yue Cao, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Contact
Yue Cao, Ph.D.
Physics division
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
USA
yuecao@med.umich.edu


MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T protocols

Courtesy of Cynthia Ménard, M.D., FRCPC and David Roberge, M.D., FRCPC, Centre hospitalier de l’Université Montréal (CHUM), Montréal, QC, Canada

Contact
Cynthia Ménard, M.D., FRCPC
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU)
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
1560 Sherbrooke St E
Montréal, QC
Canada, H2L 4M1
cynthia.menard@umontreal.ca

*Results may vary depending on multiple factors like system, software version, options, coils and technique besides patient condition. Siemens Healthineers will not be liable for any damages.