News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 21, 2018

Turkish Hospital Begins MR-Guided Radiation Therapy With Viewray MRIdian Linac

Technology enables high-definition soft tissue visualization and real-time image guidance during beam delivery

Turkish Hospital Begins MR-Guided Radiation Therapy With Viewray MRIdian Linac

September 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. announced that Acibadem Maslak Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey has begun treating patients with ViewRay's MRIdian Linac. The MRIdian Linac is the first system to combine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance and linear accelerator radiation delivery. These treatments mark the first in Turkey using MRI-guided radiation therapy.

MRIdian MRI-guided radiotherapy represents the latest advance in the field of radiation oncology. The anatomical detail only available with MR soft tissue imaging enables on-table treatment plan adaptation to reshape radiation doses based on the anatomical changes that occur from one day of treatment to the next. Using a novel streaming video perspective, the technology also allows oncologists to visualize and automatically control beam delivery based on the real-time position of the tumor and surrounding organs.

"We are pleased to have commenced Turkey's first MRI-guided radiation therapy program and believe it offers cancer patients in our country a number of distinct benefits over traditional radiation therapy," said Enis Ozyar, M.D., professor, chairman of Acibadem University Department of Radiation Oncology. "MRIdian allows for clinical improvements in visualization and precision daily plan adaptation, and it provides us with the tools to deliver higher and potentially more effective radiation doses."

Acibadem Maslak Hospital is part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group, one of the leading institutions in Turkey in the field of private healthcare services. Comprised of 21 hospitals and 16 medical centers, Acibadem signed a joint partnership with IHH Healthcare in 2012 that enabled them to be a part of world's second largest healthcare chain. Turkey is currently one of the leading countries in health tourism due to the country's advanced diagnostic and treatment services offered.

In addition to treating a full spectrum of cancerous tumors, Acibadem Maslak Hospital intends to explore the benefit of local control, toxicity and survival with MRIdian Linac compared to standard radiotherapy technologies.

For more information: www.viewray.com

Related Content

Greater Left Ventricular Mass Increases Risk of Heart Failure
News | Cardiac Imaging | October 21, 2019
Elevated left ventricular mass, known as left-ventricular hypertrophy, is a stronger predictor of coronary artery...
The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner

The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.

News | RSNA | October 18, 2019
At the 2019 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2019), Dec. 1-6 in Chicago, GE Healthcare...
MD Anderson and Varian Partner to Optimize Radiation Oncology Treatment
News | Treatment Planning | October 18, 2019
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Varian announced a new strategic collaboration to develop an...
Guerbet Signs Agreement With Icometrix for Exclusive Distribution of Icobrain
News | Neuro Imaging | October 16, 2019
Guerbet announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Icometrix for the distribution in France, Italy and Brazil...
Subtle Medical Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for AI-powered SubtleMR
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | October 16, 2019
Subtle Medical announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market SubtleMR. SubtleMR...
Using Compressed SENSE for faster MRI scans, healthcare providers can transform their radiology workflow.

Using Compressed SENSE for faster MRI scans, healthcare providers can transform their radiology workflow.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 16, 2019
Since the introduction of magnetic resonan...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | October 11, 2019
Lorraine Drapek, DNP, nurse practitioner, radiation oncology, GI service,...
Canon Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI

Canon Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 09, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis