The MRIdian system - the world's first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system - is designed to improve the accuracy of cancer treatments through a patented combination of simultaneous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and radiation therapy delivery. With continuous soft-tissue imaging, clinicians can clearly see the cancer target, monitor where the actual radiation dose is being delivered, and adapt to changes in the patient's anatomy - all in real time, providing a more precise and personalized cancer treatment option.
AAPM, the largest association of medical physicists in the world, has selected six "hot topics" for its 2014 annual meeting, including MRI-guided radiation therapy. The topic will be highlighted in several tracks during the conference including a session titled MRI in the
First patient treatments on the MRIdian system began in January of 2014 at the
Keywords for this news article include: Cancer, ViewRay, Oncology, Medical Physics, Radiation Therapy.
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