Radiotherapy and Clinical Oncology Open Evening
Thu Feb 09 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Cancer Centre | Birmingham, EN
About this Event
About the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB)
Our radiotherapy department delivers one of the highest percentages of IG-IMRT treatments in the U.K. for a variety of sites including urological, sarcomas, head and neck and paediatric malignancies and also treats a large number of SABR patients for all commissioned indications. All suitable breast patients are treated with SGRT and a tattooless technique. DIBH is offered to all appropriate patients who have left sided breast cancer. There is also access to a prone breast technique for a certain cohort of patients.
We are committed to having state of the art technology for our patients and an equipment replacement programme is ongoing. We already have a wide variety of highly specialised radiotherapy equipment including 2 CT scanners, CyberKnife, two Tomotherapy HD units, HDR, deep x-ray and six linear accelerators; all of which have XVI. A new Tomotherapy Radixact is being installed now.
About the Event
You will have a tour of the facilities that are available at the QE, including the pre-treatment, treatment, planning and workshop areas. Explanations will be given on how CT scanners are used to plan and how linear accelerator machines (LINACS) deliver cancer treatment.
For attendees who are Therapeutic Radiographers or prospective BSc Radiotherapy students you will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from BCU (Birningham City University) and hiring managers and educators from the QEHB to discuss your careers and studies.
For attendees who are at ST3 level, you will have the opportunity to meet with consultant Oncologists and the wider MDT, to discuss their roles and the management of oncology patients and to gain insight into the radiotherapy treatment planning process.
For attendees who are interested in medical physics, dosimetry or engineering you will have the opportunity to meet with relevant staff and discuss routes into those careers.
To allow for a safe environment in the centre and for as many interested people to attend as possible, we ask attendees to ideally come on their own unless they have mitigating circumstances and need an adult with them. GCSE students may bring one adult with them.
Please ensure additional adults are booked on so that we have an idea of group numbers for each session.
As we are a cancer hospital, we ask that you do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or flu on or in the days before the event.
In the event of increased COVID-19 restrictions across the hospital, we may have to cancel the event or move it online. If this happens we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
How to Get Here
The Radiotherapy department is in the Cancer Centre which is located in the Heritage Building of the QEHB Hospital site. The entrance to the Cancer Centre is directly opposite car park D and just a short walk from local bus routes or from the University train station.
On arrival please report to the radiotherapy reception desk where you will be welcomed!
If you have any further questions about this event, please contact [email protected]
Where is it happening?Cancer Centre, 6 Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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