Learn about MRI in radiotherapy

Magnetic Resonance Image Guided Radiotherapy (MRIgRT) course – The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

September 26 – 27, 2022

Early bird registration fee before August 1, 2022

Click here for further information and registration.

Or email caroline.saunders@icr.ac.uk.

The MRIgRT course is an opportunity to broaden your understanding of the capabilities and potential of MRI-guidance in radiotherapy planning and treatment verification. You’ll hear from leading practitioners in the field, develop skills and share knowledge with other professionals involved in MRI in radiotherapy.

Course description:

The two-day course aims to improve your understanding of MRIgRT, focusing on the knowledge and skills required to support current and future needs in radiotherapy.

The course will include taught and practical workshops to:

  • Enhance your 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

Practical workshops:

Practical demonstrations in The Royal Marsden’s MRI and radiotherapy departments will include:

  • MR simulation, image acquisition and interpretation, RT set-up and patient safety
  • Sequence and parameter manipulation and optimisation
  • Adaptive workflow on the MR-linac

ICR MRI courseAudience:

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 provide the opportunity to meet leading practitioners and discuss the use of MRI guided radiotherapy from their differing perspectives, and the impact of this technology on workflow and patient outcomes. Presentations from speakers will also examine the challenges of using MRI in different anatomical regions such as pelvic, breast and abdominal radiotherapy and how these challenges are being overcome.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet our course sponsors as well as an ‘Ask the Expert’ session with superintendent radiographers.

Previous comments from attendees:

“I have now significantly more knowledge of potential for MRI in radiotherapy, its benefits and drawbacks.”  – Clinical oncologist

“Excellent overview of MRI and how it is and will be used in the future.”  – Radiotherapy physicist

“Collaboration between diagnostic and Therapy radiographers is vital in MR planning.”  – Therapeutic radiographer

“Great overall knowledge for all professions interested in MRI, extremely informative.” –  Therapeutic radiographer

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