November 07 Nov 07
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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Medical Physics Seminar - Jinzhong Yang

MRgRT: Workflow, Technology, and QA Concerns

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12:00PM – 1:00PM Seminar & Discussion


Sponsored by the Radiation Oncology, Division of Medical Physics



Jinzhong Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dr. Jinzhong Yang is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Physics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the physics lead of the MR-Linac program at MD Anderson. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2006. Dr. Yang has over 15 years of research experience focusing on translating novel image computing technologies into clinical radiation oncology practice.


MR-guided radiotherapy (MRgRT) has been shown as a promising technology to further improve radiation treatment accuracy toward precision radiation oncology. MRgRT allows simultaneous MR imaging with radiation delivery, providing superior visualization of the soft tissues during treatment and enabling real-time tumor motion monitoring. In addition, MRgRT permits online adaptation of treatment plans to account for daily soft-tissue deformation. However, MRgRT involves complex workflows and requires intensive resource, advanced technology development, and a comprehensive process-based quality management. This presentation will cover the workflow of MRgRT, the underlying technology enabling MRgRT with online adaptive radiotherapy, and the quality assurance to guarantee a successful MRgRT implementation.