TomoHDs enter service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Accuray’s medical physics manager EMEA Leonard Wee, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham principal clinical scientist, radiotherapy physics, Jane Rogers and head of radiotherapy physics Graham Chalmers.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has taken delivery of the UK’s first two TomoTherapy TomoHDs.  The first installation took place in August in a renovated bunker previously considered too small for modern day treatment machines.  The smooth installation ensured the second machine was in situ as planned three weekends later, says UK distributor Oncology Systems Limited.  

Substantial funding came from a capital appeal organised by the hospital’s charity.  Charity chief executive Mike Hammond said: “We are thrilled that the QE Cancer Appeal, which was launched to the public in July, has reached its first target to raise £2 million to purchase a TomoTherapy TomoHD machine.

“The hospital already has a fantastic reputation for the range of treatments it offers cancer patients, but the TomoHDs will position it as one of the leading radiotherapy treatment centres in Europe.”

See the full report on page 8 of the November 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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