This two day course aims to improve understanding of MRIgRT, focusing on the knowledge and skills required to support current and future needs in radiotherapy.
The development of MRI in radiotherapy planning involves close communication with radiology and radiotherapy professionals. This course is aimed at all professionals involved in or interested in MRI for radiotherapy, including radiographers, physicists and clinicians.
The course will include taught and practical workshops to:
Improve understanding of the basic principles of MRI
Build foundation skills to support the increase in demand for MRI simulation
Develop practical skills
Learn about current clinical pathways and the latest research developments
The practical demonstrations will include:
MR simulation, image acquisition and interpretation, RT set up and safety.
Sequence and parameter manipulation
Adaptive workflow on the MR Linac
Provisional lecture list
The clinical need for MR in radiotherapy
Image contrast, Resolution and Factors affecting signal-to-noise
MR planning workflow
MR-CT fusion planning
Image fusion and dosimetry
Regional MR in RT – Pelvis,
Regional MR in RT, Abdomen (liver and pancreas)
Regional MR in RT, Breast
Managing motion (4D)
MR in Brachytherapy
MR Linac QA
Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) principles and applications
The next course will run in October 2024.