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Basic concepts and applications of functional magnetic resonance imaging for radiotherapy of prostate cancer

Olsson, Lars E LU ; Johansson, Mikael ; Zackrisson, Björn and Blomqvist, Lennart (2019) In Physics and imaging in radiation oncology 9. p.50-57
Abstract
Recently, the interest to integrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in radiotherapy for prostate cancer has increased considerably. MRI can contribute in all steps of the radiotherapy workflow from diagnosis, staging, and target definition to treatment follow-up. Of particular interest is the ability of MRI to provide a wide range of functional measures. The complexity of MRI as an imaging modality combined with the growing interest of the application to prostate cancer radiotherapy, emphasize the need for dedicated education within the radiation oncology community. In this context, an overview of the most common as well as a few upcoming functional MR imaging techniques is presented: the basic methodology and measurement is described,... (More)
Recently, the interest to integrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in radiotherapy for prostate cancer has increased considerably. MRI can contribute in all steps of the radiotherapy workflow from diagnosis, staging, and target definition to treatment follow-up. Of particular interest is the ability of MRI to provide a wide range of functional measures. The complexity of MRI as an imaging modality combined with the growing interest of the application to prostate cancer radiotherapy, emphasize the need for dedicated education within the radiation oncology community. In this context, an overview of the most common as well as a few upcoming functional MR imaging techniques is presented: the basic methodology and measurement is described, the link between the functional measures and the underlying biology is established, and finally relevant applications of functional MRI useful for prostate cancer radiotherapy are given. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Recently, the interest to integrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in radiotherapy for prostate cancer has increased considerably. MRI can contribute in all steps of the radiotherapy workflow from diagnosis, staging, and target definition to treatment follow-up. Of particular interest is the ability of MRI to provide a wide range of functional measures. The complexity of MRI as an imaging modality combined with the growing interest of the application to prostate cancer radiotherapy, emphasize the need for dedicated education within the radiation oncology community. In this context, an overview of the most common as well as a few upcoming functional MR imaging techniques is presented: the basic methodology and measurement is described, the link between the functional measures and the underlying biology is established, and finally relevant applications of functional MRI useful for prostate cancer radiotherapy are given.},
  author       = {Olsson, Lars E and Johansson, Mikael and Zackrisson, Björn  and Blomqvist, Lennart},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Physics and imaging in radiation oncology},
  title        = {Basic concepts and applications of functional magnetic resonance imaging for radiotherapy of prostate cancer},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phro.2019.02.001},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.phro.2019.02.001},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2019},
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