Physics World: Bringing MR-guided radiotherapy into the clinic

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Bringing MR-guided radiotherapy into the clinic

Clinicians are finally getting their hands on a new generation of image-guided radiotherapy systems that make it possible to visualize the target area during treatment and adapt the radiation dose in real time. Christopher Schultz, who is Professor and Chair of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Memorial Hospital (F&MCW), Milwaukee – one of the leading academic centres for cancer care in the US – believes that the technology will  “fundamentally transform how radiation therapy regimens are developed, implemented and adapted to achieve optimal outcomes for our patients”.

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