Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. MRI for Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rob H. N. Tijssen, Eric S. Paulson, Robba Rai
      Pages 3-19
    3. Richard Speight
      Pages 21-42
    4. Teo Stanescu, Jihong Wang
      Pages 43-54
    5. Houda Bahig, Eugene Koay, Maroie Barkati, David C. Fuller, Cynthia Menard
      Pages 55-70
  3. MRI During Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Marielle Philippens, Roberto García-Álvarez
      Pages 73-94
    3. Ines Joye, Piet Dirix
      Pages 95-106
    4. Eric S. Paulson, Rob H. N. Tijssen
      Pages 107-116
  4. MRI-Only Radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Neelam Tyagi
      Pages 119-129
    3. Jason A. Dowling, Juha Korhonen
      Pages 131-151
  5. MRI for Guidance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Brendan Whelan, Brad Oborn, Gary Liney, Paul Keall
      Pages 155-168
    3. Michael Roach, Carri K. Glide-Hurst
      Pages 169-188
  6. Future Direction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Michael B. Barton, Trang Pham, Georgia Harris
      Pages 191-201
    3. Bradley M. Oborn
      Pages 203-210

About this book


This book provides, for the first time, a unified approach to the application of MRI in radiotherapy that incorporates both a physics and a clinical perspective. Readers will find detailed information and guidance on the role of MRI in all aspects of treatment, from dose planning, with or without CT, through to response assessment. Extensive coverage is devoted to the latest technological developments and emerging options. These include hybrid MRI treatment systems, such as MRI-Linac and proton-guided systems, which are ushering in an era of real-time MRI guidance.

The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the use of MRI in the radiation treatment of cancer. The development of highly conformal dose delivery techniques has led to a growing need to harness advanced imaging for patient treatment. With its flexible soft tissue contrast and ability to acquire functional information, MRI offers advantages at all stages of treatment. In documenting the state of the art in the field, this book will be of value to a wide range of professionals. The authors are international experts drawn from the scientific committee of the 2017 MR in RT symposium and the faculty of the ESTRO teaching course on imaging for physicists.


Image Guidance Functional Imaging Adaptive Radiotherapy MRI-Linac Treatment Response Proton Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gary Liney
    • 1
  • Uulke van der Heide
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsIngham InstituteSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyNetherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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