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Abstract #1548

A light-weight, flexible head and neck coil design for a patient-friendly MR-only Radiation Therapy workflow

Cristina Cozzini1, Chad Bobb2, Mathias Engström3, Sandeep Kaushik4, Robert Molthen2, Dan Rettmann5, Venkat Goruganti6, Wen-Yang Chiang6, and Florian Wiesinger1

1GE Healthcare, Munich, Germany, 2GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States, 3GE Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden, 4GE Global Research, Bangalore, India, 5GE Healthcare, Rochester, MN, United States, 6NeoCoil, Pewaukee, WI, United States

MRI is known to provide a superior soft tissue contrast when compared to CT. MR simulation offers the potential of improving target and organ at risk delineation and is therefore playing an increasingly important role in the Radiation Therapy (RT) planning workflow. Here a lightweight, highly flexible, novel coil prototype for head and neck is presented, demonstrating that a patient friendly MR-only simulation workflow for standard MR imaging and pseudo CT conversion is feasible in a clinical setting and compatible with RT fixation devices.

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