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volume that do occur. This technique is called "Adaptive Radiation
Therapy." The term for delivering a high dose of radiation in a very
tight distribution is "Stereotactic Radiation," leading to the acronym
of "Stereotactic MR-guided Adaptive Radiation Therapy"-SMART.
MR-Linacs offer particular advantage when the radiation
oncologist wishes to provide a high dose to a tumor that is close to
sensitive structures and in tumors that are subject to the motions
of breathing and digestion mentioned above. The classic example
is pancreatic cancer, which meets all of these criteria and for which
MR-Linacs have been used with early promising results. They have
also been used to treat, for example, liver tumors-either primary
liver cancers or cancers that have spread to the liver-splenic
tumors, adrenal tumors, lung cancers or tumors in the chest that
are close to sensitive structures such as the heart, airways, and
esophagus, cancers of the head and neck and many others. This
machine may not offer an advantage for all tumors, however, and
the decision on optimal management will be individualized.
This technology is new, with FDA clearance granted in 2017,
but promising. It is coming to Berks County through a generous
donation from Terrence and Bobbie McGlinn to the Reading
Hospital Foundation and is expected to be an important tool in the
tool chest of cancer treatment options available for patients here
- another example of the very latest in healthcare technology and
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