The GE Signa HD 3.0 Tesla MRI system is a sophisticated magnetic resonance imaging machine that provides our radiation oncology team with important information about the size and location of the tumor. With such advanced imaging, our team is able to plan the exact direction of the radiation beams to a tumor and minimize damage to surrounding organs and normal tissue for radiation treatment.
Benefit of MR Simulations
In addition to the high resolution images provided by this system, our physicians can incorporate biological and physiological data in the radiation treatment planning. For conventional external beam treatments, our physicians use sophisticated monitoring to avoid healthy tissue. For patients receiving treatment on the Department’s Gamma Knife, the 3.0 T MRI scanner provides high resolution images needed in the planning of high precision and accuracy radiation 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 installed in 2005 is an important addition to our radiation oncology department. The Department 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 and our MRI unit continues to be the primary imaging modality for neuro-oncologic tumors.
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