Radiation and Cancer Physics

EDU 43 - Promises and Pitfalls of Using MRI in Treatment Planning

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Room 304

Session Type: Educational
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.50 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits

Integration of MRI into radiation oncology is expanding rapidly and more clinics are integrating advanced MRI data into their radiation treatment planning workflows. However, the needs of MRI in radiation therapy are unique from those used in diagnostic radiology in that they require images of high geometric fidelity, with high spatial and contrast resolution, to delineate disease extent and proximity to organs at risk. Further, recent advances in MRI including using MRI as the primary treatment planning modality (MR-only planning) and incorporating functional imaging into the planning process present additional needs for validation and data processing. If these needs are not addressed, the accuracy of using MRI may be compromised and the benefits of using MRI may not be fully realized. This panel will describe the promises and pitfalls of the use of MRI for anatomical, functional and as the sole treatment planning modality for treatment planning, with panelists including two experienced physicists and two leading Radiation Oncologist who are experts in MR in radiation therapy for their clinical practices and research.

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Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD

Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford Health System: Senior Staff Physicist: Employee

Modus Medical: Collaborator; National Institutes of Health: Research Grants; Philips Medical Systems: Research Grants; ViewRay, Inc: Honoraria, Research Grants, Travel Expenses

Method and apparatus for categorizing breast densi: Patent/License Fees/Copyright

AAPM: Board of Directors, Member

Dr. Glide-Hurst is a Medical Physicist and the Director of Translational Research in Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. She is also an Associate Professor at Wayne State University. She obtained her PhD in Medical Physics from Wayne State University (WSU) in 2007 and then spent two years in postdoctoral training at William Beaumont Hospital. She has since been at Henry Ford Health System, where her primary focus includes implementation of MR-SIM and MR-guided radiation therapy. Dr. Glide-Hurst was awarded a prestigious NIH R01 on MR-only Treatment Planning and is PI/Co-PI on 11 other grants. She has published 48 manuscripts, 4 book chapters, 125 abstracts, and holds 1 patent. She serves on 9 AAPM committees, most notably Strategic Planning Committee, Board of Directors, Co-chair of TG-284 on MR-SIM, Annual Meeting Scientific Track Co-Director, and AAPM Summer School faculty. She serves on ABR Medical Physics Parts 2 and 3 Therapy Exam Committees. Dr. Glide-Hurst is passionate about mentoring future physicists and has mentored 14 residents and 17 researchers in her career.


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