Research project Magnetic resonace imaging is an important component of modern radiotherapy. The current project aims at development of methods for efficient and robust integration of MR into the radiotherapy workflow.
MR has since long been recognized as important for accurate radiotherapy because of the superior soft tissue contrast and possibilities to image physiological tissue properties such as diffusion, perfusion and vessel permeability, but up to recently only as compliment to CT. Developments the last years; most importantly - improved geometric accuracy and wider scanner boars, has changed the view of the future role of MR in radiotherapy. Today, there is a strong interest for MR only workflows, both to avoid geometrical errors when MR and CT images are registered and to save resource.