MR-Guided Radiotherapy for Liver Malignancies

Front Oncol. 2021 Apr 1;11:616027. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.616027. eCollection 2021.

Abstract

MR guided radiotherapy represents one of the most promising recent technological innovations in the field. The possibility to better visualize therapy volumes, coupled with the innovative online adaptive radiotherapy and motion management approaches, paves the way to more efficient treatment delivery and may be translated in better clinical outcomes both in terms of response and reduced toxicity. The aim of this review is to present the existing evidence about MRgRT applications for liver malignancies, discussing the potential clinical advantages and the current pitfalls of this new technology.

Keywords: image guided radiation therapy; liver cancer; liver malignancies; magnetic resonance guided radiotherapy; online adaptive radiation therapy; stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Publication types

  • Review