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MR Linac Radiotherapy

A New Personalized Treatment Approach

1st Edition, Volume 8 - December 1, 2022

Editors: Sara L. Hackett, Cem Onal, Enis Ozyar

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 1 6 8 9 - 9
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 8 5 4 8 - 2

MR Linac Radiotherapy: A New Personalized Treatment Approach comprises both clinical and physical aspects of this new technology. The book covers treatment planning, workflow… Read more

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MR Linac Radiotherapy: A New Personalized Treatment Approach comprises both clinical and physical aspects of this new technology. The book covers treatment planning, workflow and technical issues about MR-Linac. Specially, the clinical use of MR-Linac according to different cancer types is presented by experienced physicians. This is a unique guide for medical physicists, RTTs, dosimetrists and physicians, as well as radiation oncologists and their teams. The MR Linac combines two technologies - a magnetic resonance imaging scanner and a linear accelerator - to precisely locate tumors, tailor the shape of radiation beams in real-time, and precisely deliver doses of radiation, even to moving tumors.

This highly innovative technology is very new, and the number of newly installed MR-Linac machines will gradually increase worldwide. However, as there is no published book as a guideline, this book will help new MR-Linac users and centers planning to have MR-Linac.