The Ingenia MR-RT meets specific RT needs by providing high-quality MR images acquired in the RT treatment position. Smoothly integrate MRI through a comprehensive solution that considers your whole workflow – even for MR-only simulation.
Prof. Dr. Marco van Vulpen and Ir. Dr. Nico van den Berg, UMC Utrecht cancer center, the Netherlands – are talking about the collaboration with Philips, which contributes to opening new treatment pathways for MR-guided therapies.
Drive the precision of radiation therapy
Whether for external beam radiation therapy (RT) or brachytherapy, integrating MR imaging into CT‑based planning can harness the power of MRI and transform patient management. With MRI’s excellent soft-tissue contrast, you can clearly see the tumor and organs at risk. So you can support accuracy in delineation and design the best possible treatment plans.Image courtesy of William Beaumont Health System, Detroit, USA
A superb MRI platform for radiation oncology
Ingenia MR-RT drives clinical excellence with state-of-the-art image quality and high geometric accuracy thanks to dStream architecture, high gradient linearity, and 3D Gradient Distortion Correction functionality. This platform allows you to adopt MR-related therapies such as MR simulation, MR-only simulation, MRI-guided brachytherapy, and follow-up monitoring.
Position with precision
Highly-targeted RT plans rely on reproducible patient positioning in the treatment position. Unique to Philips, the integrated MR-RT CouchTop frees up in-bore space while improving SNR by bringing patients closer to the posterior coil¹.Complete with indexing, the CouchTop accommodates a variety of MRI-compatible immobilisation accessories from main vendors.
Set up easily and flexibly
The Anterior Coil Support enables easy and flexible coil setup with large bore access and space for patient immobilisation. The support can be easily tilted by a single operator to bring the coil close to the patient to optimise SNR without touching the body’s contours.
See clearly in treatment planning
Enjoy consistent, excellent image quality for multiple anatomies.Versatile arrangements of dStream coils work together with ExamCards tailored for RT to provide high-contrast images with high geometric fidelity. Quickly execute complete imaging protocols for prostate, female pelvis, brain, head and neck, and spine.
Enhance your imaging for head and neck
The thin, integrated Ingenia MR-RT CouchTop makes it possible. With a dedicated coil solution² that intelligently combines a set of dStream coils, Ingenia MR-RT delivers 75% SNR increase in C-spine imaging (average, typical)³ for MR simulation.
Maintain high standards
Know you can rely on MRI performance. Evaluate the geometric fidelity in a large field of view with the ready-to-use QA package. Tailored for RT planning, it includes a dedicated phantom and analysis software.Since most steps are fully automated, you can perform routine volumetric evaluations efficiently and in a repeatable manner right from the MRI console.
Work your way
Refine workflows with a system that fits how you work. The optional LAP DORADOnova MR3T laser positioning system supports enhanced MR-CT registration since it allows you to align patients at the MRI scanner. One-click travel-to-scan moves patients directly to the MRI system isocenter after laser alignment, thereby reducing workflow steps
Learn and share MRI expertise
Successful integration of MR imaging in your workflow starts with people. We offer tailored training to assist your team in streamlining workflows and making full, efficient use of MR imaging from day one.
Tap the real power of MR
Available as a plug-in extension of Ingenia MR-RT, MR-only simulation allows you to adopt a single modality imaging approach for prostate cancer patients that provides excellent soft-tissue contrast you trust for target delineation – plus density information for dose calculations. Fast scanning protocols and embedded post-processing steps generate MRCAT (MR for Calculating ATtenuation) images on the MR console in just few minutes with the density information you’d expect from CT.
Driving speed and consistency from imaging to plan
RTdrive for MR prostate combines multiple elements including the Ingenia MR-RT platform, MR-only simulation, Auto-Contouring and Pinnacle³ Auto-Planning, and allows you to generate high-quality treatment plans for prostate with fewer manual steps. Thanks to intelligent automation you can create plans within 25 minutes* with minimal user input, saving valuable time and effort.
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Brain, head & neck, prostate, female pelvis, general pelvis and spine
Flexible arrangements of the FlexCoverage Anterior Coil, Posterior Coil, and FlexCoils) – all with digital architecture – for a wide range of RT applications
The thin, flat MR-RT CouchTop is a dedicated RT patient table, not an overlay, for imaging patients in the radiation therapy treatment position.
Length: 248 cm; Width: 63 cm to support large patients and freedom in patient positioning
Indexing bar S, indexing bar L, wall mount for storage
The MR-RT CouchTop accommodates a variety of MR-compatible positioning and immobilization accessories, e.g. thermoplastic masks and baseplates. These can be ordered directly via third party vendors: CIVCO, Orfit, and QFix.
CouchTop allows direct mounting of Type-S head and head, neck and shoulder masks
Geometric QA analysis package
Grid spacing: 25 mm, Phantom holder allows placement of the phantom in three orientations (axial, coronal, sagittal)
QA analysis volume
50 x 45* x 40 cm³ (RL x AP x FH)*effective, FOV above table: 30 cm
Runs from the MR console.For multi-slice 2D evaluations. Provides contour map of geometric accuracy in MR image.
Anterior Coil Support
Coil support design
The spacious, light-weight Anterior Coil Support supports the Anterior Coil and its shape follows the bore dimensions to maximize patient fit. It is height-adjustable and can be tilted to bring the coil close to each individual patient.
Height adjustment range
15-35.5 cm between MR-RT CouchTop and Anterior Coil, adjustable on each side
Optional external laser positioning system
LAP DORADOnova MR3T compatible, green or red laser
Allowed width range
3.83 - 4.50
Aquarius (LAP) with calibration ExamCard
Ingenia MR-RT 1.5T and 3.0T
Dedicated ExamCard provides sequences for 3D MRCAT source information, anatomical information for delineation (T2W) and prostate marker visualization
Running parallel to image acquisition, embedded post-processing performs automated tissue classification and bulk density assignment.
Five different classifications: water, fat, spongy bone, cortical bone, and air
Export to treatment planning systems
MRCAT images are DICOM conform and can be exported, like CT images, to main treatment planning systems, including Pinnacle³, Eclipse, and Monaco.
² This head and neck coil solution is available for certain software releases. Please check with your local Philips representative.
³Compared to Philips solution with overlay and without flexible coils.
*Tested in a non-clinical environment with single Pinnacle user and a 5-beam IMRT plan. Excluding time for optionalmanual adjustments.
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