Technology that targets moving tumors.
At GenesisCare, we provide specialist cancer care to thousands of people worldwide, including 275 cancer treatment centers in the US.
We offer the most innovative cancer treatments that are clinically proven to be safe and effective.
The MRIdian®'s smart technology combines high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques with extremely precise radiation beams that can treat tumors more accurately than conventional radiation therapy. This can mean fewer treatment sessions, reduced side effects and a greater chance of an improved outcome.
MRIdian® is suitable for:
- Pancreas Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Oligometastatic Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
The benefits of MRIdian®
More than 20,000* people worldwide have already benefitted from having been treated with the MRIdian®. It is a revolutionary treatment option for tumors near other major organs where limiting damage to healthy tissue is vital or in organs that move a lot, for example, due to breathing.
Its precision at targeting small tumors makes the MRIdian® useful where cancer has spread to other regions of the body (metastasized) and for the re-irradiation (retreating with radiation) of areas that have already received radiation therapy in the past.
To have treatment with an MR linac such as the MRIdian®, you need to be suitable for both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning technology and radiation therapy.
MR-linac technology is also effective for palliative treatment in patients with advanced stage cancer. This type of treatment is aimed to prevent or treat symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, while improving overall quality of life.
*20,000 patients treated worldwide with MRIdian® as of April 2022.
Here is an outline of what to expect after your initial consultation and before, during and after your treatment. There are four stages to the process: simulation, planning, treatment and follow-up. Before your first appointment, your care team will call you to explain any preparation instructions you may need to follow prior to your appointments and to answer any questions you may have.
With the MRIdian®, side effects can be fewer with a shorter duration** than with conventional radiation therapy.
For example, in the treatment of prostate cancer, short term side effects, lasting around three to four weeks include:
- Needing to pass urine urgently
- Discomfort urinating
- Loose and frequent bowel movements
- Feeling tired
Long-term side effects, which could last for years, may include:
- Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
- Softer stool and passing urine more frequently
- Rarely, narrowing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body, making it difficult to pass urine may occur as well as persistent bleeding from the back passage.
** A study from VU* University Medical Centre in Amsterdam showed a low occurrence of gastrointestinal and urinary side effects in patient and clinician-reported outcomes.
Our MRIdian® specialists
As well as MRIdian® radiation therapy, we offer many state-of-the-art treatments for cancer, including chemotherapy, other types of internal and external radiation therapy, organ-sparing gel for conventional radiation therapy and theranostics, a new treatment for advanced disease.
Your personalized treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs and delivered by your dedicated care team of cancer specialists including physicians, surgeons, physicists, technicians, nurses and key support staff. As well as ensuring that you receive the medical treatment you need as promptly as possible.
After all, we are treating you – not just your cancer.