Advanced Imaging & Treatment (MRI-Linac)

Date of publication: 
April 23, 2015

MR-Simulator (MR-Sim): dedicated MRI scanner at Liverpool CTC for the exclusive use of radiotherapy planning and research studies.


We have designed the integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Linear Accelerator (MRI-Linac), an Australian-first initiative where radiation and imaging of tumours is done both in real-time, more effectively targeting radiation towards the tumour. It is being built in the research bunker at the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre (Liverpool CTC). 

 Example of using anatomical and functional MRI for radiotherapy planning and treatment assessment.

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