Exploring the Role of 3T MRI in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: A Pilot Study
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a non-invasive technique for the delivery of a single, high dose
of radiation to an intra-cranial target. MRI has an established and central role in the
treatment planning process and assessment of response to intracranial radiosurgery.
Increasing the field strength of MRI from 1.5T to 3T promises to improve the signal, and in
turn the quality of images. However, the technology also introduces new limitations, and
the role and safety of 3T MRI in the management of patients receiving radiosurgery has not
yet been reported. In this pilot study, we will explore the spatial integrity, and
incremental image-guidance utility of 3T MRI in patients receiving radiosurgery. The
preliminary data acquired in this study will be instrumental to the judicious design and
conduct of subsequent definitive clinical trials. Up to fifty patients will be enrolled in
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