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MR-Guided Radiation Therapy: The Next Frontier in Radiation Oncology
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Activity Name: MR-Guided Radiation Therapy: The Next Frontier in Radiation Oncology
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Radiation therapy is a mainstay treatment for cancer. Magnetic Resonance Imaging has been recently integrated into the treatment room, providing for the first time the advantages of real-time soft tissue imaging and concurrent radiation treatments. Benefits of MR-Guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) include superior soft tissue imaging, the ability to track tumors and gate treatment delivery, and the opportunity to adapt for inter- and intra-fraction anatomical variations. MRgRT also offers the potential for providing sophisticated biomarker guided treatments. As clinical adoption of MRgRT expands, there is a need to develop work flows and quality assurance techniques, innovate imaging science, and assess clinical outcome benefits. This course will update the status of MRgRT, examine clinical treatment scenarios, provide strategies to overcome implementation challenges, and review current research programs designed to explore the benefits of MRgRT.

Course Objectives:
  • List the benefits of MRgRT over conventional modern radiation therapy
  • Discuss the challenges and strategies of implementing MRgRT
  • Compare the benefits and limitations of the currently available MRgRT systems
  • Describe the adaptive radiation therapy work flow
  • Describe the application of MRgRT in clinical scenarios such as head and neck, pancreas, liver, and prostate cancers
  • Describe current research developing and integrating functional imaging for personalized radiation therapy prescriptions
Location Information
Meeting Location: UCLA Luskin Conference Center
Location Address: 425 Westwood Plaza
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90095
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 5/17/2019
End Date: 5/17/2019
  • Physicians and Physicists: $350
  • Dosimetrists, Therapists and Allied Health Professionals: $200
  • Trainees: $150
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 7
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 310-794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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