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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Department presents work on AI techniques in radiotherapy at international event

Liz Adams presented in the ‘Implementation/commissioning/QA of artificial intelligence techniques’ workstream of the 3rd ESTRO physics workshop.  Her presentation gave some initial results from the work the group have been doing to evaluate auto-contouring software, demonstrating time savings in clinical practice. Further research is ongoing to determine the best way to make the most of…

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Social

As well as working hard the team enjoy social outings, which as well as including the inevitable pub trip taking part in events such as those below as well as a number of the group cycling around the surrey hills. St Luke’s Christmas Party 2020 St Luke’s Cancer Centre held its annual party and was…

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Radiotherapy Physicists present work at UKIO national conference

The UK Imaging & Oncology (UKIO) Congress 2019 was hosted this year in Liverpool and is the largest multidisciplinary imaging and oncology conference in the UK, showcasing the latest developments in both imaging and oncology for radiographers, clinicians and physicists alike. The Congress was opened with an inspirational talk from Surrey’s own celebrity physicist, Professor…

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Consultant Clinical Scientist speaks at International Symposium on Standards, Applications and Quality Assurance in Medical Radiation Dosimetry 2019

The International Symposium on Standards, Applications and Quality Assurance in Medical Radiation Dosimetry (IDOS) 2019 was hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the Vienna International Centre. The symposium is of importance to both the dosimetry and medical radiation physics communities and occurs only once every 7 to 10 years. There were over…

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Physicists Getting Involved in the #HelloMyNameIs Campaign

The Royal Surrey County Hospital has been getting involved in the #hello my name is campaign (https://www.hellomynameis.org.uk/) across its social media pages. Recently Nicolle, a radiotherapy physicist was featured (see original post here). With international #hellomynameis day just around the corner on 23rd July we are hoping even more of the more behind the scenes…

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