Clinical Applications of MRI in Radiotherapy Planning

Houda Bahig, Eugene Koay, Maroie Barkati, David C. Fuller, Cynthia Menard

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MRI has been adopted as part of the standard planning workflow of multiple tumor sites in radiotherapy. While computed tomography remains the standard of care for dose calculation, the use of MRI in radiotherapy planning allows for higher-quality delineation of target volumes and organs at risk. Increased accuracy of delineation, combined with the possibilities of functional imaging, has the potential to improve therapeutic ratios and enhance individualized approaches in radiotherapy planning. In this chapter, we review the applications and evidence for the use of MRI in radiotherapy planning in head and neck, central nervous system, prostate, gynecological, gastrointestinal, breast, and lung cancer sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMRI for Radiotherapy
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning, Delivery, and Response Assessment
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030144425
ISBN (Print)9783030144418
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Delineation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Organs at risk
  • Radiotherapy planning
  • Target volumes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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