Radiotherapy department host its first SEPNet student

This year was the first time the radiotherapy department had hosted a summer placement student organised through the South East Physics network (SEPNet). More information can be found about the placements here: https://www.sepnet.ac.uk/for-students/sepnet-summer-placement-scheme-information-students/ The placement was for 8 weeks and undertaken by Katie Ryan who had recently graduated from Southampton University with a BSc in Physics…

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Scientists take on Parkrun

Some of the scientists from across the Medical Physics department recently met up for a social jog at Guildford Parkrun. This was of course followed by cake! Hopefully this will become a more regular event, keeping the body healthy and the mind clear with some outdoor exercise.

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Dosimetry team streamline Linac QC

A full review of the quality control (QC) procedures for the Radiotherapy department’s six TrueBeam linear accelerators was completed in October 2020 by the Dosimetry team. QC procedures and schedules were redesigned to comply with recently published national guidance and the existing modular QC structure was further streamlined to accommodate the new and updated tests.…

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New ETHOS radiotherapy machine goes live!

The radiotherapy department have treated their first patient using the newly installed Varian ETHOS treatment machine. The machine is it the forefront of technology and will allow treatments to be adapted on a daily basis with the aim of improving the patient experience while also delivering significantly enhanced treatments. For more details visit the write…

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