Ingenia MR-RT MR simulation platform

Ingenia MR-RT

MR simulation platform

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The Ingenia MR-RT meets specific RT needs by providing high-quality MR images acquired in the RT treatment position. Smoothly integrate MRI through a comprehensive solution that considers your whole workflow – even for MR-only simulation.

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Future of MR in radiotherapy


Prof. Dr. Marco van Vulpen and Ir. Dr. Nico van den Berg, UMC Utrecht cancer center, the Netherlands – are talking about the collaboration with Philips, which contributes to opening new treatment pathways for MR-guided therapies.

MR-only simulation highlight

Today, MR has even more to offer radiation therapy treatment planning. Innovative MR-only simulation by Philips helps you rely on MR as a primary imaging modality for planning the treatment of prostate cancer patients.


Available as a plug-in extension to the Ingenia MR-RT, MR-only sim provides the excellent soft-tissue contrast you trust for target delineation – plus density information for dose calculations. And it’s designed for your workflow. Fast scanning protocols and embedded post-processing steps generate MRCAT (MR for Calculating ATtenuation) images on the MR console in just a few minutes with the density information you’d expect from CT.


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Dr. Uulke van der Heide describes MR’s changing role in radiotherapy and a recent collaboration with Philips to bring MR-only simulation for RT planning from the lab to the clinic. The Philips Ingenia MR-RT platform now supports MR-only simulation for planning the treatment of prostate cancer patients.


Dr. Van der Heide is a medical physicist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.



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Specifications Show all

Field strength
Ingenia 1.5T & 3.0 T
Bore size
70 cm
Geometric imaging accuracy
≤ 1 mm in Ø 32 cm volume (typical)
Coil arrangements
Flexible arrangements of the FlexCoverage Anterior Coil, Posterior Coil, and FlexCoils) – all with digital architecture – for a wide range of RT applications
Dedicated RT ExamCards for
Brain, head & neck, prostate, female pelvis, general pelvis and spine
MR-RT CouchTop
14-cm standard
The thin, flat MR-RT CouchTop is a dedicated RT patient table, not an overlay, for imaging patients in the radiation therapy treatment position.
Length: 248 cm; Width: 63 cm to support large patients and freedom in patient positioning
≤12.9 kg
Other accessories
The MR-RT CouchTop accommodates a variety of MR-compatible positioning and immobilization accessories, e.g. thermoplastic masks and baseplates. These can be ordered directly via third party vendors: CIVCO, Orfit, and QFix.
Accessories included
Indexing bar S, indexing bar L, wall mount for storage
Direct mounting
CouchTop allows direct mounting of Type-S head and head, neck and shoulder masks
Geometric QA analysis package
Phantom design
Grid spacing: 25 mm, Phantom holder allows placement of the phantom in three orientations (axial, coronal, sagittal)
QA analysis volume
50 x 45* x 40 cm³ (RL x AP x FH)*effective, FOV above table: 30 cm
QA Software
Runs from the MR console.For multi-slice 2D evaluations. Provides contour map of geometric accuracy in MR image.
Anterior Coil Support
Coil support design
The spacious, light-weight Anterior Coil Support supports the Anterior Coil and its shape follows the bore dimensions to maximize patient fit. It is height-adjustable and can be tilted to bring the coil close to each individual patient.
Height adjustment range
15-35.5 cm between MR-RT CouchTop and Anterior Coil, adjustable on each side
Optional external laser positioning system
LAP DORADOnova MR3T compatible, green or red laser
Allowed width range
3.83 - 4.50 m
Laser phantom
Aquarius (LAP) with calibration ExamCard
MR-only simulation
Ingenia MR-RT 1.5T and 3.0T
Imaging protocol
Dedicated ExamCard provides sequences for 3D MRCAT source information, anatomical information for delineation (T2W) and prostate marker visualization
MRCAT generation
Running parallel to image acquisition, embedded post-processing performs automated tissue classification and bulk density assignment.
Five different classifications: water, fat, spongy bone, cortical bone, and air
Export to treatment planning systems
MRCAT images are DICOM conform and can be exported, like CT images, to main treatment planning systems, including Pinnacle³, Eclipse, and Monaco.