Scotland’s first Novalis Tx starts work

Cutting the ribbon on a Novalis Tx at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Cabinet Secretary for Health in Scotland Nicola Sturgeon is joined by stereotactic medical physicist Linda Carruthers, Paul Nearn who was one of the first patients treated, consultant clinical oncologist Dr Sara Erridge, and senior therapy radiographer Joanna Henderson.

A state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment system, the Novalis Tx, developed by Varian Medical Systems and Brainlab, has gone into service at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.


Radiation oncologist Dr Sara Erridge said: “We are delighted that our centre is the first in Scotland to start treating with Novalis Tx.  Unlike other highly specialised radiation treatment machines, it can treat many types of cancer all over the body, allowing us to treat more patients with a single device without sacrificing clinical accuracy.”  

See the full report on the back page of the November 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.


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