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Radiotherapy Physics

Servicing Radiotherapy Treatment Machine 

Radiotherapy facilities are located at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and include 4 linear accelerators, a multi-energy x-ray unit, high doserate brachytherapy access to a CT Scanner and a simulator. The Section provides all the scientific, engineering and technical support to the Radiotherapy Department. Physics staff are responsible for patient and machine dosimetry and equipment management.

Services provided:

Radiotherapy Physics, treatment planning

  • Provision of scientific, technical and engineering services.
  • Radiation dosimetry, commissioning and a quality assurance programme for radiotherapy equipment.
  • Unsealed source therapy.
  • Clinical treatment planning for external beam treatment and brachytherapy.
  • Treatment planning, dosimetry and quality assurance for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
  • Intravascular brachytherapy.
  • Equipment resource management electronic and mechanical engineering.
  • Production of treatment aids and immobilisation devices.
  • Systems management of the Radiotherapy Network and digital imaging.
  • Clinical advice on treatment planning and specialised techniques.
  • Radiation protection and Medical Physics Expert.
  • Multi-disciplinary staff training programmes.
  • Applied research and development.


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