GROSSE POINTE FARMS (WWJ) – Henry Ford Medical Center in Grosse Pointe Farms is the first in the world to use FDA-approved MRI Guided Radiation Therapy.

The technology allows doctors to simultaneously track and treat the cancerous area.

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The first patient in the world was treated Wednesday for prostate cancer using this therapy reports WWJ’s Health Reporter Dr. Deanna Lites.

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Dr. Ben Movsas, a radiation oncologist, describes the innovative treatment.

“We could see the patient’s prostate in real time – moving as we are treating the patient,” said Movsas. “So as the radiation machine is on, the MRI machine is on, so we have a 100 percent confidence that 100 percent of the patient’s prostate, the target, was treated and that’s, really, what we care about.”

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The technology can be used to treat all types of cancer.