With a population of three million in the Toukatsu area, there is a potential shortage of radiation treatment facilities. The addition of a MRIdian system is intended to help address this issue by providing cutting-edge radiation to local patients. The hospital intends to utilize MRIdian's full capabilities including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and hypofractionated radiation delivery, as well as on-table adaptive therapy, for various indications with an emphasis on those that require extreme precision such as pancreas, prostate, lung, and oligometastatic disease.
"I believe that introduction of cutting-edge radiation therapy systems such as MRIdian to our hospital will bring a great deal of value to the local patients. MRIdian's ability to track tissue real time with automated beam gating will offer the precision necessary to treat a growing number of patients. As the director of the hospital, I am very much proud that our medical team, centered on Dr.
"The crisis of a growing population of cancer patients cannot be solved without expanding access to innovative technologies that increase treatment options for patients who need personalized cancer therapy for a variety of hard-to-target cancers," said
The MRIdian system provides oncologists outstanding anatomical visualization through diagnostic-quality MR images and the ability to adapt a radiation therapy plan to the targeted cancer with the patient on the table. This combination allows physicians to define tight treatment margins to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure of vulnerable organs-at-risk and healthy tissue and allows the delivery of ablative radiation doses in five or fewer treatment sessions, without relying on implanted markers. By providing real-time continuous tracking of the target and organs-at-risk, MRIdian enables automatic gating of the radiation beam if the target moves outside the user-defined margins. This allows for delivery of the prescribed dose to the target, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and critical structures, which results in minimizing toxicities typically associated with conventional radiation therapy.
To date, over 22,000 patients have been treated with MRIdian. Currently, 51 MRIdian systems are installed at hospitals around the world where they are used to treat a wide variety of solid tumors and are the focus of numerous ongoing research efforts. MRIdian has been the subject of hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, scientific meeting abstracts, and presentations. For a list of treatment centers, please visit: https://viewray.com/find-mridian-mri-guided-radiation-therapy/
The MRIdian Linac System is not appropriate for all patients, including those who 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.
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