MR Guidance for Liver and Pancreas

MR Guidance for Liver and Pancreas

This is a single centre, single arm, prospective feasibility study that aims to see whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a source of image guidance before each radiation treatment fraction is feasible, and also if it may provide information that could potentially be used during the treatment to improve the radiation treatment plan. Patients will have 5 MRIs with each of their RT sessions. If patients' RT treatment will consist of more than 5 fractions, only 5 MRIs will be done with any 5 RT fractions. Patients will be completing a short questionnaire at the end of each MRI. A patient questionnaire will also be completed at the end of the study to assess for patient satisfaction. There will be 30 evaluable patients enrolled to the study.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only


Patients who consent to this study will have an abdominal MRI prior to or immediately after each fraction of radiation treatment in the case of those patients that are undergoing SBRT or those receiving palliative treatment. On patients receiving definitive chemoradiation, an abdominal MRI will be performed prior to or immediately after radiation treatment once per week during the any five weeks of treatment

A Feasibility Study of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a Platform for Image Guidance and Adaptive Radiation Therapy in Patients With Liver or Pancreatic Cancer