Healthcare Science Week 2021 – Radiotherapy Physics

The radiotherapy physics team is responsible for a multitude of activities within RCHT and the Sunrise Centre:

  • Providing scientific and technical support to the Radiotherapy Department
  • Maintain and service all Radiotherapy equipment, to ensure accurate and consistent treatment delivery to all cancer patients treated at RCHT
  • Plan some 2,000 individual patient treatments annually, using our specialised Treatment Planning System
  • Specialised IT support across Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • Taking part in national and international clinical trials
  • Coordinate with other Cancer Centres in the South West Peninsula to provide support and expert knowledge

The radiotherapy physics team is also responsible for equipment including:

  • Two state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerators with 6-degrees-of-freedom couches for accurate patient positioning
  • One Xstrahl superficial therapy machine
  • One Philips wide-bore CT scanner
  • Pinnacle v16 Treatment Planning System
  • Aria Oncology Information System for the management of information and images of cancer patients at RCHT
Medical machine for radiation therapy

Xstrahl superficial therapy machine

Medical machine for radiation therapy

Linear Accelerator

Medical scanner for radiation therapy

Computed Tomography (CT) scanner

Added on 16 March 2021, in News - General News

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