– Using an integrated PET/MR camera we can make more efficient and faster diagnoses. It also helps us select the right therapy and quickly assess the effects of the treatment, says Håkan Ahlström at Uppsala University Hospital.
Tufve Nyholm, project leader within the Testbed, speaks on the subject of a national quality register for radiotherapy during the 2014 National Medical Radiation Physics Conference. The conference takes place on 12-14 November in Vann, outside Lysekil.
The first PET/MR camera is now being introduced at the Cancer Centre at the University Hospital of Umeå. This marks an important addition to the testing environment and provides new opportunities for developing personalised cancer treatment.
The work on creating uniform national radiation therapy data was presented by medical physicist Anders Montelius from Uppsala University Hospital. At Elekta’s user meeting for the Nordic and Baltic countries.
– Use of MRI in radiotherapy is attracting interest. Two national projects has made Sweden a leading nation in this field – the Swedish Testbed for Innovative Radiotherapy and Gentle Radiotherapy.
A survey is being developed to involve cancer patients in the process of improving the care provided during radiotherapy. The patient is involved in evaluating innovations.
The Swedish testbed’s workshop on MRI in radiotherapy was soon fully booked. The around one hundred participants are proof that there is great interest in the subject among doctors, nurses, physicians and technicians working with radiotherapy.
How can MRI-physicists and radiotherapy physicists work together? That was the focus on the or educational meeting that opened this year’s national meeting for medical physicists 12 November. Representatives from the two professions educate, inspired and challenged each other.