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Department of Radiation Oncology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwest University Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Pavilion LC 178, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Dr. Minsong Cao
Department of Radiation Oncology, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Its Role in Radiation Therapy

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closed (31 August 2023)
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31 October 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

This is the second edition of a previous edition on “Advances of MRI in Radiation Oncology”. Radiation oncology treatment planning requires CT data for dose calculation; however, CT lacks soft-tissue visualization and characterization. MR images are best suited for soft tissues, especially liver, pancreas, kidney, prostate, and brain tissues. MR images have been augmented using image fusion, but their accuracy can be questionable. Additionally, MR images do not provide the electron density information needed for dose calculation. Moving structures pose additional challenges in radiation oncology. The active trend in radiation oncology is to use MR images with the help of synthetic CT for image-guided radiation therapy. Integrated MR imaging and linear accelerator system (MRL), which provides the optimum treatment for soft tissue and moving structures, is a new frontier in radiation oncology. The focus of this Special Issue is to review current MR imaging options, as well as imaging-assisted therapies and adaptive therapies, in radiation oncology. This issue will cover MR imaging parameters/sequences in low and high magnetic fields, MR-linacs, synthetic CT, dose calculation, and motion management as well as every aspect of MR use in radiation oncology.

Prof. Dr. Indra J. Das
Dr. Minsong Cao
Topic Editors


  • MR imaging
  • MR sequence
  • low and high magnetic-field
  • MR-linac
  • adaptive therapy
  • motion management
  • synthetic CT

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
4.7 3.7 2013 14.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit
5.2 7.4 2009 18.2 Days CHF 2900 Submit
Current Oncology
2.6 2.6 1994 18.4 Days CHF 2200 Submit
3.6 3.6 2011 18.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Journal of Clinical Medicine
3.9 5.4 2012 19.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit

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