MRI guided linear accelerator

The Christie is part of a worldwide research consortium with a mission to develop an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiotherapy system. This brings together a linear accelerator with an MRI scanner in a single system which will result in a considerable increase in the accuracy of the placement of the dose and potentially reducing the need for large safety margins around the tumor target. It will also improve real time visualization and tracking of cancer targets during the delivery of radiotherapy. Installation of our MRI linac is due in 2016 and we are aiming to treat our first patients in 2017.