In the frame of the marketing of new radiation therapy devices coupling a linear electron accelerator to a magnetic resonance imaging system (MR-linac), the French Nuclear Safety Authority requested IRSN to provide a state of the art for this technology and to identify any points requiring vigilance.
IRSN's analysis relied on the expertise of the French Medical Physics Society, SFPM. The numerous observations and recommendations established by the IRSN/SFPM working group are synthesized in the advice published by the IRSN.
Download IRSN Advice 2018-00232 :
Request for a study on the implementation of linear accelerators coupled with a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging system in radiotherapy (MR-linacs) » (PDF, 171 Ko)