RCR session: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in radiotherapy

Host: Ananya Choudhury, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Host: James O'Connor, University of Manchester


Room: Room 3B

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides superior soft tissue contrast compared to computerised tomography and is often used in the diagnosis of cancer. With advancing technology, MRI is being introduced to improve the accuracy of radiotherapy planning, aid precise targeting of radiotherapy delivery and assess responses to treatment. This session will cover the uses of MR-image guided radiotherapy, clinical applications of multi-parametric MRI and the role of functional MRI in radiotherapy response assessment.

Confirmed speakers:
Bas Raaymakers, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Roberto Alonzi, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, UK
Nandita deSouza, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

The clinical applications of multi-parametric MRI for radiotherapy planning and treatment
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for assessing response to Radiotherapy
1.5T MRI-linac: bringing sight to the radiotherapy treatment