The MRIdian system, an MRI-guided radiation therapy, provides physicians more control over the delivery of their radiation prescriptions because they are able to see the patient's internal anatomy and adapt to any movement that may occur during the treatment. They can fine-tune each dose and personalize each treatment in ways they never could before.
Below, you can explore how the MRIdian system works, learn from studies using the MRIdian system and read patient's personal experiences and journey.
The MRIdian Linac System, with magnetic resonance imaging capabilities, is intended to provide stereotactic radiosurgery and precision radiotherapy for lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated.
The MRIdian Linac System is not appropriate for all patients, including those that are not candidates for magnetic resonance imaging. Radiation treatments may cause side effects that can vary depending on the part of the body being treated. The most frequent ones are typically temporary and may include, but are not limited to, irritation to the respiratory, digestive, urinary or reproductive systems, fatigue, nausea, skin irritation, and hair loss. In some patients, side effects can be severe. Treatment sessions may vary in complexity and duration. Radiation treatment is not appropriate for all cancers. You should discuss the potential for side effects and their severity as well as the benefits of radiation and magnetic resonance imaging with your doctor to make sure radiation treatment is right for you.
Having an MRI on board is like taking a “LIVE” (or real-time) video of your internal organs while simultaneously undergoing radiation therapy -- a great combination for success.