Emerging Role of MRI for Radiation Treatment Planning in Lung Cancer

David C. P. Cobben, Hans C. J. de Boer, Rob H. Tijssen, Emma G. G. M. Rutten, Marco van Vulpen, Jurgen Peerlings, Esther G. C. Troost, Aswin L. Hoffmann, Astrid L. H. M. W. van Lier
2016 Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment  
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides excellent soft-tissue contrast and allows for specific scanning sequences to optimize differentiation between various tissue types and properties. Moreover, it offers the potential for real-time motion imaging. This makes magnetic resonance imaging an ideal candidate imaging modality for radiation treatment planning in lung cancer. Although the number of clinical research protocols for the application of magnetic resonance imaging for lung cancer
more » ... nt is increasing (www.clinicaltrials.gov) and the magnetic resonance imaging sequences are becoming faster, there are still some technical challenges. This review describes the opportunities and challenges of magnetic resonance imaging for radiation treatment planning in lung cancer.
doi:10.1177/1533034615615249 pmid:26589726 fatcat:uokxzcft3zcofahb6gyixcku3y