New Development in Oncology Imaging

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In collaboration with King's College London & Guy's and St Thomas' PET Centre, MedibordĀ® has developed a PET-MRI overlay which has been especially designed for a head and neck cancer research project within their PET Centre. This new product incorporates a newly developed coil holder and fixation mask which complements the existing Medibord radiotherapy planning solutions for the Siemens Biograph mMR (PET-MRI). This allows the body coils to envelop the patient's head and neck, leaving space for a fixation mask and head rest. The patient's arms are supported in position with new hand grips to minimise movement. The purpose of the research project is to establish a good quality PET-MR protocol for patients with head and neck cancer to be scanned in the radiotherapy treatment position, with the immobilization devices in situ. Work has already been done on phantoms and healthy volunteers and a pilot study has just opened recruiting patients with head and neck cancer having radiotherapy to that area with curative intent. Ultimately, the aim is to develop an adaptive radiotherapy dose escalation trial with PET-MR image guidance. For further information please contact Medibord (www.medibord.com), or follow the link to the King's College London & Guy's and St Thomas' PET Centre http://www.sthpetcentre.org.uk/index.php

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Media Contact Walter Boersma Managing Director e: walter@medibord.com t: +44(0)330 1000 290 Medibord Limited, Biocity, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham NG1 1GF United Kingdom www.medibord.com


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