Emergence of MR-Linac in Radiation Oncology: Successes and Challenges of Riding on the MRgRT Bandwagon

Indra J. Das*, Poonam Yadav, Bharat B. Mittal

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Abstract

The special issue of JCM on “Advances of MRI in Radiation Oncology” provides a unique forum for scientific literature related to MR imaging in radiation oncology. This issue covered many aspects, such as MR technology, motion management, economics, soft-tissue–air interface issues, and disease sites such as the pancreas, spine, sarcoma, prostate, head and neck, and rectum from both camps—the Unity and MRIdian systems. This paper provides additional information on the success and challenges of the two systems. A challenging aspect of this technology is low throughput and the monumental task of education and training that hinders its use for the majority of therapy centers. Additionally, the cost of this technology is too high for most institutions, and hence widespread use is still limited. This article highlights some of the difficulties and how to resolve them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5136
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume11
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2022

Keywords

  • MR-Linac
  • MRgRT
  • adaptive therapy
  • advances
  • imaging
  • outcome
  • pitfalls
  • radiation treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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