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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Radiotherapy Team

Dr Andreas Wetscherek's team are developing new MRI techniques for radiotherapy with particular application to the UK's first MR-Linac machine.

Team leader

Dr Andreas Wetscherek

Dr Andreas Wetscherek

Team Leader

Dr Andreas Wetscherek's research is focused on developing magnetic resonance imaging techniques for radiotherapy with particular application to the UK’s first MR-Linac machine.

ORCID 0000-0003-4799-2193

Team members

Dr Wajiha Bano
Dr Wajiha Bano
Honorary Appointment

I am a Postdoctoral Training Fellow working on implementing latest MR image reconstruction techniques to develop fast volumetric imaging for MR Linac. Specifically, the focus of the project is the fast mapping of relaxation parameters to characterise hypoxia in tumours to determine their resistance to radiotherapy treatment.

Rosie Goodburn
Rosie Goodburn
PhD Student

I work on imaging techniques to facilitate new applications in MRI-guided radiotherapy of lung cancer. My PhD project’s focus is on the generation of high-fidelity synthetic CT images from data acquired on the ICR’s MR-Linac. These images will provide the means to re-optimise radiation placement minutes before treatment begins.

Bastien Lecoeur
Bastien Lecoeur
PhD Student +44 20 3437 6759

I am a PhD student working on accelerating magnetic resonance imaging to improve radiotherapy treatment on the MR-Linac. My project aims at reconstructing volumetric images from the scanner in real-time to enable the radiotherapy treatment to compensate for respiratory motion when delivering the radiation.

Prashant Nair
Prashant Nair
Postdoctoral Training Fellow +44 20 3437 6813

I am a Postdoctoral Training Fellow working on distortion-less diffusion-weighted MRI for the Unity MR-Linac system. Another research interest to me is characterization of intravoxel incoherent motion with tailored diffusion-weighting gradient profiles. To achieve this, I use MR pulse programming, which I learned during my PhD on MR Neurography.

Previous team members

Name Position and date at the ICR Next position held
Joshua Freedman PhD Student 2015-2019  Physicist at Elektra, UK
Oliver Gurney-Champion Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2019 Assistant Professor at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands