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Sparrow HHCC – The ViewRay MRIdian

Herbert-Herman Cancer Center | Sparrow Health System - Lansing, MI - :01 minutes


Producer: Sparrow Health System

For the first time ever, the ViewRay MRIdian allows the radiation oncologist to see a live image of the tumor while it is being treated. This allows us to more precisely treat the tumor with higher doses and spare the healthy tissue. Learn more at

March 4, 2020

Jim Roper – Prostate Cancer Surivor

ViewRay, Inc - Mountain View, CA - 4:14 minutes

MDs: Himanshu Nagar, MD

Producer: ViewRay, Inc.

Prostate Cancer

Mr. Roper shares his experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and treatment on the MRIdian by Dr. Himanshu Nagar and his team.

February 18, 2020

Pancreatic Cancer: New Treatment and Research Opportunities

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center - Boston, MA - 2:20 minutes

MDs: Joseph D. Mancias, MD, PhD

Producer: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pancreatic Cancer

  • Dana Farber is joining two ongoing national clinical trials testing raised radiation levels for pancreatic cancer patients
  • Dana Farber is the first center in New England to offer cancer patients MRI-guided radiation therapy
  • Evaluating the delivery of higher doses of radiation to the tumor with millimeter accuracy while avoiding damage to surrounding healthy tissue

January 24, 2020

Healthbreak – Benefits of the MRI Linear Accelerator, Michael Haas, MD

McGlinn Cancer Institute at Reading Hospital | Tower Heath - West Reading, PA - 1:00 minutes

MDs: Michael Haas, MD

Producer: Tower Health

  • This technology can actually decrease the number of treatments that a patient will need to go through
  • Automatic beam gating allows you to stop the treatment if the target moves outside or if a structure we want to avoid moves into the treatment area
  • Allows you to visualize the tumor throughout the entire treatment process

January 21, 2020

Targeted Therapy Gives New Hope to Pancreatic Cancer Patients at Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida - Miami, FL - 3:31 minutes

MDs: Dr. Michael Chuong, MD

Producer: Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

Pancreatic Cancer

  • Able to continuously monitor the position of the tumor during treatment
  • Automatic beam gating minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue
  • Allows for the ability to modify treatment while on the table

October 31, 2019

MRIdian Treatment for Breast Cancer at Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine & Palos Health at Palos Health South Campus - Orland Park, IL - 2:51 minutes

MDs: Tamer Refaat Abdelrhman, MD, PhD, MSCI

Producer: Loyola Medicine

breast cancer

  • The only cancer center in Illinois to offer MRI-guided Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (MRgAPBI)
  • High precision targeted radiation therapy
  • Targets the lumpectomy cavity with a tight margin for greater accuracy
  • Patients complete their radiation therapy course in 5 days

October 7, 2019

Innovative MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy: Advancing Precision in Cancer Treatment | Brigham Health

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center - Boston, MA - 4:13 minutes

MDs: Chris Williams, PhD; Raymond H. Mak, MD; Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD

Producer: Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • MRI guidance is impacting radiation therapy as a cutting-edge option for radiation treatment of soft-tissue tumors
  • DF/BWCC will use the new MR-guided LINAC to see and track tumors in real time during treatment
  • Adaptive treatment plans are personalized to the real-time location of the patient’s tumor and organs
  • More information here

August 1, 2019

Un nouvel allié pour cibler le cancer (A new ally to target cancer)

Institut Paoli Calmettes - Marseille, France - 1:25 minutes

MDs: Agnès Tallet, MD

Producer: BFMTV (

throat cancer

  • Recurrence of throat cancer with metastases near patient’s vocal cords, in the esophagus
  • MRIdian allowed for more precise targeting of the area to be irradiated vs. conventional treatment options
  • The system takes into account respiratory movements, automatically stopping the beam of irradiation when the tumor leaves its “target” area.

August 20, 2019

Treating bladder cancer with groundbreaking radiation therapy

Loyola Medicine & Palos Health at Palos Health South Campus - Orland Park, IL - 2:55 minutes

MDs: Raymond Wynn, MD, FACR

Producer: Loyola Medicine/Trinity Health

Bladder cancer

  • “Game-changing” technology
  • “Allows us to deliver very focused radiation therapy to the tumor while minimizing dose to the surrounding tissues”
  • Initially, did not know how much tumors actually moved
  • Now, patients can have access to cutting edge care

April 12, 2019

Premier MRI-Guided Radiotherapy Technology Enables Real-Time Tumor Tracking

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine - New York, NY - 2:49 minutes

MDs: Himanshu Nagar, MD and Nicholas Sanfilippo, MD

Producer: Weill Cornell Genitourinary (GU) Cancer Program

  • Real-time tracking with MRI
  • 11 beams around patient
  • No markers or fiducials
  • Protect normal soft tissue

February 11, 2019

MRIdian treatment – MRI-guided radiation

UF Health Cancer Center - (Orlando Health) - Ocoee, FL - 2:29 minutes

MDs: Daniel Buchholz, MD

Producer: Orlando Health

  • Real-time MRI scanning with radiation therapy, may allow a higher, more targeted dose
  • Can see real-time changes and make therapy adjustments
  • Currently treating patients with abdominal malignancies

January 15, 2019

Treating cancer with MRI-guided radiation therapy

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine - New York, NY - 2:09 minutes

MDs: Himanshu Nagar, MD and Nicholas Sanfilippo, MD

Producer: Fox5 News

Lung tumor, 5 days of radiation therapy

  • Accurately hit a tumor with radiation, even with subtle patient movements (breathing, hiccups)
  • Radiation is automatically turned off until tumor returns to exact position
  • Protect healthy surrounding tissues from radiation

December 20, 2018

What are the benefits of MRI-guided radiation?

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Cottage - Detroit, MI - 1:08 minutes

MDs: Parag Parikh, MD

Producer: Henry Ford TV

  • Most important change in the care of patients with upper abdominal tumors
  • We can now change treatment every day to avoid over radiating other organs such as stomach and intestines, less toxicity
  • It is a new way of delivering radiation allowing physicians to control where radiation goes to a greater precision than we ever could

December 19, 2018

Clinical Use of the ViewRay MRIdian Linac System at Henry Ford

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Cottage - Detroit, MI - 6:14 minutes

MDs: Benjamin Movsas, MD

Producer: itnTV

  • We can see normal tissue positioning – “game changer”
  • We can adapt and make therapeutic changes in real-time
  • MRI is on all the time and can see the complete volume of the tumor
  • We can see the non affected organs completely and non-invasively, no markers or fiducials
  • Combines MRI with a linear accelerator — “that is huge”

October 15, 2018

MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Cottage - Detroit, MI - 5:52 minutes

MDs: Benjamin Movsas, MD; Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD

Producer: itnTV

Pancreatic cancer

  • Effectiveness of MRI-guided radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer
  • System allows higher doses of radiation targeted to the pancreas
  • Previously a retrospective study showed that patients treated with a high dose targeted approach not only had a better control of the tumor, but better survival and quality of life
  • New prospective study will measure toxicity and survivability

October 4, 2018

Spotlight on Innovation: MRI-guided radiation therapy

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Cottage - Detroit, MI - 2:01 minutes

MDs: Benjamin Movsas, MD

Producer: Henry Ford TV

  • Track tumors in real time while treatment is occurring
  • “Any patient can benefit because we can treat all tumors, even in tissues that have a lot of movement such as lungs and abdomen”
  • It is like “taking off the blindfold” for radiation oncologists

August 28, 2018

MRI-Guided radiation more precise than traditional treatment

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, UHealth (University of Miami Health System) - Miami, FL - 1:23 minutes

MDs: Allan Pollack, MD

Producer: KSAT12, ABC

Prostate cancer

  • Medical breakthrough in radiation delivery is ensuring that they hit their tumor targets
  • Less toxicity to the surrounding tissue
  • Tighter margins to directly visualize the tumor during treatments

April 6, 2018

Excellence in care: First in world MRI-guided radiation therapy

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Cottage - Detroit, MI - 4:00 minutes

MDs: Benjamin Movsas, MD; M. Salim Siddiqui, MD, PhD; Jadranka Dragovic, MD

Producer: Henry Ford TV

Prostate cancer

  • Linear accelerator coupled with MRI in a single machine to target and treat the tumor
  • MRI – makes the invisible visible, “Eyes on tumor from start to finish of therapy”
  • Enables the use of high doses of precisely targeted radiation
  • Previously, we could not control for internal movement, so we had to treat a larger area which would irradiate normal tissues
  • We can treat a tumor more effectively, more intensely and more safely

November 1, 2017

First in world: MRI-Guided radiation therapy with MRIdian Linac

Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Cottage - Detroit, MI - 1:51 minutes

MDs: Benjamin Movsas, MD

Producer: Henry Ford TV

  • Offers radiation oncologists the ability to see the exact location of the tumor in real-time using MRI
  • Better radiation treatments will improve patients lives
  • ViewRay technology fits with the focus on precision medicine; better targeting, precision radiation

July 16, 2019

MRI-guided radiation: motion management and much more in GI cancers

Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI - 37:56 minutes

MDs: Stephen Rosenberg, MD

Producer: University of Wisconsin Cancer Center Grand Rounds

Gastro-intestinal cancer

  • Open split solenoid 0.35T MRI scanner; 3 co-planar cobalt sources
  • PTV- planning tumor volume; optimization and dose escalation takes minutes
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • “Adaptive treatment”: changes in radiation plan to account for physical or functional changes of a patients tumor or normal anatomy each day
  • Provides opportunity for dose escalation decreased toxicity and improved accuracy

July 20, 2017

ViewRay provides advantage through real-time imaging during radiation therapy

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO - 3:55 minutes

MDs: Sasa Mutic, PhD; Jeff Michalski, MD

Producer: Siteman Cancer Center

  • Breakthrough technology combines MRI and radiation so that physicians can simultaneously image and treat a patient while the beam is on
  • The continuous stream of soft tissue images delivered at subsecond speed while the treatment beam is on means clinicians can adjust for motion in real-time, delivering the dose only when tumor is located exactly where it should be – if it moves, the beam pauses
  • Can refine target and optimize radiation dose in less than 2 minutes while patient is on the table, without invasive markers

September 2, 2016

ViewRay program at UCLA offers groundbreaking treatment for cancer patients

UCLA Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - Los Angeles, CA - 3:15 minutes

MDs: Percy Lee, MD; Nzhde Agazaryan, PhD, DABR

Producer: UCLA Health

Lung cancer

  • “Adaptive radiotherapy”- patient therapy can be customized on a daily basis
  • Better outcomes and reduction of side effects
  • Increasing efficacy of radiation in getting rid of tumors

May 10, 2016

MRI-Guided radiation therapy

Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI - 2:27 minutes

MDs: Paul Harari, MD; Michael Bassetti, MD, PhD

Producer: UW Health

Liver cancer

  • MRI and radiation therapy are delivered at the same time
  • Gate the radiation to move with the tumor
  • Minimizes radiation risk to organs; diminishing the amount of normal tissue that gets exposed to radiation

February 13, 2015

MRIdian at VUmc, Amsterdam

VU University Medical Center (VUmc) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 2:27 minutes

MDs: Frank Lagerwaard, MD

Producer: ViewRay

  • “Most extraordinary development I have experienced”
  • Apply radiotherapy to a precision of 3mm
  • Patients can receive therapy in less time
  • It is useful for tumors in the chest and abdominal cavities
  • “It is our hope to give tumor control by giving higher doses/session”

August 2, 2016

ViewRay Opens Window to See Cancerous Tumors in Real Time | UCLA Vital Signs

UCLA Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - Los Angeles, CA - 2:53 minutes

MDs: Percy Lee, MD; Minsong Cao, PhD

Producer: UCLA Health

Pelvic cancer

  • Department is proud to acquire most advanced technology to benefit patients (2015)
  • For the first time, we can visualize the tumor while radiation treatment is going on
  • Usually rely on CT scan and fiducials but organs move and cannot adjust for movement in real-time, you can with ViewRay
  • “Gated” treatment: radiation will only occur when tumor is exactly at radiation target site
  • Amazed by quality of images which will change the way we deliver radiation: personalized for patients needs

January 9, 2015

Multidisciplinary care offers best options to patients

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO - 4:05 minutes

MDs: Eric Leuthardt, MD; Albert Kim, MD, PhD; Jeffrey Bradley, MD; George Ansstas, MD; Christina Tsien, MD

Producer: Siteman Cancer Center

Brain cancer

  • Multidisciplinary team – tumor board – discusses each case to determine a treatment plan
  • First center to add an MRI-guided therapy unit
  • Hospital has the bandwidth to see many different types of patients and use cutting edge technology to treat them

Brain tumor radiation therapy

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO - 3:17 minutes

MDs: Jeffrey Bradley, MD; Christina Tsien, MD

Producer: Siteman Cancer Center

Brain cancer

  • World class institution with cutting edge technologies for radiation therapy
  • Each tumor is  unique and our goal is to get the best outcome and best quality of life for our patients
  • ViewRay allows for visualization of the tumor while the beam is on

The opinions and clinical experiences presented herein are specific to the featured physicians and the featured patients and are for information purposes only. Nothing in this material is intended to provide specific medical advice or to take the place of written law or regulations.

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