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Abstract #4638

Applications of Perfusion MRI in Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancers

Jing Cai1, Fang-Fang Yin1

1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States

Perfusion MRI of the lungs has been intensively investigated in the filed of radiology in the past decade. Its application in radiation therapy, however, has been largely limited. There is an urgent need of incorporating information provided by perfusion MRI in radiation therapy to improve lung cancer treatment. This education poster provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of this particular application, including different radiation therapy techniques in treating lung cancers, different perfusion MRI techniques, recent clinical findings, and latest technical developments. Future research directions are also discussed.