Physics Department Seminar
Dr. Carri Glide-Hurst
Director of Translational Research in Radiation Oncology
Henry Ford Health System
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
HP 4351

Toward High Precision Magnetic-resonance Guided Radiation Therapy

This talk will introduce the state of the art in cancer radiation therapy
using magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) to target and track tumours in
real-time.  The role of medical physicists to ensure high
fidelity imaging and radiation therapy delivery will be described as
well as technical advances that enable the combination of the MRI with a
treatment device.  The concept of generating a new daily radiation plan,
or adaptive radiation therapy, will be described including the needed
technical benchmarking to implement such a program.  Clinical use cases
will be illustrated to highlight key scientific benchmarks.