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MR imaging is well-known for its exquisite soft-tissue contrast. Though state-of-the-art linear accelerators (LINAC) have Cone Beam CT (CBCT) image guidance, they also have challenges: low contrast and CT images can’t be captured concurrently with the beam delivery.
The advanced Aurora RT™* is different — it smartly combines high-quality MR images with a 6 MV linear accelerator. Our machine provides excellent images before treatment for accurate patient alignment — and its real-time MR imaging during beam delivery allows prior gating of tumor-tracking features. These designs make the Aurora RT perfectly suited for adaptive radiotherapy.
*The technology for Aurora RT is in development and is not yet available for sale for clinical use.
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CNR considerations for rapid real-time MRI tumor tracking in radiotherapy hybrid devices: Effects of Bo field strength
K. Wachowicz, N. DeZanche, V. Volotovsky, B.G. Fallone
Medical Physics, 43(8), pp. 4903-4914 (2016)
The Rotating Biplanar Linac–Magnetic Resonance Imaging System
K Wachowicz, N. DeZanche, V. Volotovsky, B.G. Fallone
Seminars in Radiation Oncology 2014, 24(3), pp. 200-202 (2014)
First demonstration of intrafractional tumor-tracked irradiation using 2D phantom MR images on a prototype linac-MR
J. Yun*, K. Wachowicz, M. Mackenzie, S. Rathee, D. Robinson, B. Gino Fallone
Medical Physics, 40(5) 051718 (12 pp), (2013)
Design and implementation of linac-MR Hybrids
In Advances in Medical Physics
B. G. Fallone, B. Murray, B. Burke, A. Keyvanloo, S. Rathee, J. St. Aubin, S. Steciw, K. Wachowicz, B. Warkentin, J. Yun
Editors, D. Godfrey, S. Das, J. VanDyk
Medical Physics Building, Madison, WI, pp. 113-142
"Having led the research and development of the Bi-planar linac-MR since its inception, it is an incredible thrill to commercialize and witness its clinical advantages in use."