The MR Linac machine combines two technologies — an MRI scanner and a linear accelerator — to precisely locate tumours, tailor the shape of X-ray beams in real time, and accurately deliver doses of radiation even to moving tumours. The MR Linac could potentially precisely locate tumours at the time of treatment, tailor the shape of X-ray beams in real time, and accurately deliver doses of radiation even to tumours that are moving, for example as a patient breathes. Better-personalised treatment plans using the MR Linac will also help to account for anatomical changes between and during treatment fractions.
Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) First Treatment on MR-Linac
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