The GE Signa HD 3.0 Tesla MRI system is a sophisticated MR machine that gives your radiation oncology team information about the size and location of the tumor. With such advanced imaging, your team is able to plot the exact direction of the beams from radiation treatment so they can minimize damage to surrounding organs and tissue.
Benefit of MR Simulations
In addition to the high resolution images provided by this system, your physicians can incorporate biological and physiological data in the treatment plans. For conventional external beam treatments, our physicians use sophisticated monitoring to avoid healthy tissue. For patients receiving treatment on the Department’s Gamma Knife stereotactic treatment unit, the 3.0 T MRI provides the high resolution images needed in the planning of these high precision treatments.
Why Choose Wake Forest Baptist Health for Radiation Treatment
Our highly-trained radiation oncologists and physicists are among the most respected in the country, and work as a team to deliver advanced radiation treatment for cancer patients. Their expertise, combined with advanced diagnostic imaging, allow planning and delivery of the most effective and accurate treatment to the patient. Learn more about our team.
MR Simulation in the Treatment of Brain Tumors
The 3.0 T MRI was an important addition to the Department’s clinical service when it was installed in 2005. The Department of Radiation Oncology has a long standing interest in neuro-oncology. This interest has grown out of the Gamma Knife Center and led to the formation of the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence of Wake Forest University. The acquisition of the 3.0 T MRI system has strengthened our program because MRI continues to be the primary imaging modality for neuro-oncologic tumors.
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