Oncologists Tout Promise of MRI-Aided Radiation Therapy

Oncologists Tout Promise of MRI-Aided Radiation Therapy (HealthData Management)

Integrating magnetic resonance imaging with radiation therapy is gaining attention as a therapy for treating cancer.

Experts believe the treatment approach has the approach to extend life expectancy and reduce common side effects that afflict cancer patients.

At a recent meeting hosted by the Miami Cancer Institute and UF startup Viewray, panel participants discussed the potential for the therapy to improve treatment by using MRI imaging to target radiation.

“For the first time, we’re able to see high-contrast soft tissue images that clearly delineate tumors from the surrounding healthy organs,” says Minesh Mehta, MD, chief of radiation oncology at Miami Cancer Institute.

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