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Your radiation treatment may be delivered using one or more of these three techniques:

 

External beam radiation therapy

 Image of an External beam radiation therapy machine

External beam radiotherapy is radiation treatment delivered by highly skilled radiation therapists using a computer-controlled machine – the linear accelerator. We have three Varian linear accelerators for external beam radiotherapy, consisting of an Ethos® Linear Accelerator with Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven adaptive treatment solutions, a TrueBeam® STX combined with ExacTrac® technology and the TrueBeam® combined with PitchPerfect 6 degrees of freedom couch.

 

We offer numerous specialised techniques including Volumetric Modulate Arc Therapy (VMAT), Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Total Body Irradiation (TBI) and various methods of monitoring for any movement during treatment.

 

Our Radiation Therapists are experts in daily image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and fully utilise the advanced imaging capabilities of our treatment machines.

Chevron External beam planning appointment

Chevron External beam treatment appointments

 

 

Superficial or Orthovoltage radiation therapy

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Superficial and orthovoltage radiotherapy treatment are effective low energy treatment for cancers located on or close to the skin surface. The treatment can be used post-surgery or as an alternative to surgery and skin grafts. This non-invasive radiotherapy treatment is delivered using a Gulmay Medical superficial and orthovoltage unit.

 

 

Brachytherapy

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Brachytherapy is the use of a sealed radioactive source to deliver radiation treatment. It is placed inside or next to the treatment area, usually within hollow catheters placed in the treatment area. It is commonly used for gynaecological and prostate cancers and may be used for the treatment of skin and breast cancers. Brachytherapy can be used alone or combination with external beam radiotherapy. Our centre offers brachytherapy using a microselectron high dose rate unit.