The department has a newly installed Varian ETHOS treatment machine which went clinical in August 2020 (read about the first patient treated here).

A number of existing research projects are to be conducted to investigate the use of the system for daily online adaptive radiotherapy.

The system includes AI based auto-contouring, automated plan adaption and integrated QA solutions which allow a fully adaptive treatment to be completed within 15 minutes.

Below are a few pictures following install showing some of the team involved in the initial commissioning process.

Some of the team with the first patient treated on ETHOS
Some of the team with the first patient treated on ETHOS.
ETHOS radiotherapy machine with mural of local scenery and sky window.
ETHOS radiotherapy machine with mural of local scenery and sky window.
Some of the dosimetry team with the ETHOS machine
Some of the dosimetry team with the ETHOS machine

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Further details of the research ongoing will be updated here as it progresses.