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Basic MRI Principles and An Introduction to the MR Linear Accelerator

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CEUs: 1.0

Available Until: 9/30/2020

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Member Price: $20.00

Member PLUS Price: $20.00

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Presented by Grace Ungchusri, BS, RT(T)(MR)
Radiation Therapist
MD Anderson Cancer Center

The purpose of this course is to introduce the key principles of MRI and the safety measures required for a smooth workflow.  During this time, the audience will become familiar with the end-to-end patient workflow from initial screening through treatment completion.  Adaptive planning and how it will affect radiation therapy and dosimetry will also be discussed.  Based on the information given, it is intended that the participants will be able to have a better understanding of an MR-Linac and the future role it will play in radiation oncology.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn basic MRI principles
  2. Emphasize safety requirements and training
  3. Identify the 1.5T MRL capabilities
  4. Understand the roles of each team member
  5. Learn the end-to-end workflow
  6. Discuss the future of MR Linac technology and how it will shape radiation therapy

Presenter: Grace Ungchusri, BS, RT(T)(MR) attended Trinity University in 2008 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 2014, she attended the University Of Texas School Of Health Professions for Radiation Therapy.  During the program, Grace was active in the School of Health Professions Community Involvement and Lambda Nu Honor Society.  Upon completion of her Radiation Therapy studies, she immediately started working at MD Anderson Cancer Center, followed by MRI certification in 2018.  She currently works with a team tailored to the Elekta Unity 1.5T MR Linear Accelerator.