ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 30 May - 05 June 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Educational Course

MRI & Radiation Therapy

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

ORGANIZERS: Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D., Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Overview
This two-hour course focuses on the utilization of MRI for radiation planing in oncologic patients. Emphasis will be made on presenting the requirements and challenges for the implementation of MRI protocols for radiation therapy planning including patient preparation requirements and general safety considerations. A practical approach to implementing MRI protocols for radiation planing will be presented including a detailed description of imaging needs and strategies for addressing potential motion misregistration between MRI images and radiation planing.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists, radiation oncologists, radiation oncology physicists, and MRI technologists who wish to review the state-of-art MRI methods for utilizing MRI for radiation planing and to learn about incorporating these methods in routine clinical practice.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
Convey the requirements and challenges in the implementation of MRI protocols for radiation therapy planning;
Implement MRI protocols for the planning of radiation therapy; and
Illustrate emerging strategies for MRI-guided radiation therapy.

PROGRAM
Moderators: Michael Bock, Ph.D., Jessica Robbins, M.D.
10:00 Patient Preparation, Safety & MRI Protocol Considerations
Jessica Robbins, M.D.
10:30 Imaging Needs for Radiation Therapy
Uulke A. Van Der Heide, Ph.D.
11:00 MRI for Motion Management in Radiation Therapy
Amit Sawant, Ph.D.
11:30 MRI Guided Radiation Therapy
Jan J. W. Lagendijk, Ph.D.
12:00 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers