The incorporation of magnetic resonance imaging in brachytherapy has resulted in an increased use of interstitial catheters in order to create a comprehensive treatment plan that covers the visualized tumor. However, the insertion with passive, image-guidance requires estimating the location of the tumor during the insertion process, rather than visualizing and inserting the catheters directly to the desired location under active tracking. In order to treat residual disease, multiparametric MR sequences can enhance the information available to the clinician. The precision availed by MR-guided brachytherapy results in substantial improvements in needle positioning, and resulting treatment plans.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cancer Research