BIR group agrees need for an RT database

Royal Marsden Hospital NHIR Research Fellow Dr Ellen Donovan with Singleton Hospital consultant oncologist Professor Roger Taylor, post-doctoral training fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Trust Dr Sarah Guildford, Royal United Hospital consultant physicist Dr Helen Morgan and EURADOS Working Group 9: Radiation Protection Dosimetry in Medicine chairman Dr Roger Harrison.


The British Institute of Radiology hosted a well-received radiotherapy event at its London headquarters.


This meeting was organised by Dr Helen Morgan and Mrs Susan Huckstep on behalf of the Institute’s radiation protection committee.


The improvement in radiotherapy techniques and methods has led to an increase in survival, but also an increase in the late-term effects in normal tissue.  This meeting reviewed current knowledge and helped attendees to understand the implications of their successes.  It also raised awareness of the potential problems of technological advances.


See the full report on page 22 of the December 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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