The radiotherapy department is equipped with the latest radiation technology including: Five Varian linacs – four with on-board imaging facilities and each with multi-leaf collimation (MLC) and portal imaging. CT simulator with advantage sim software, Orthovoltage treatment unit, HDR brachytherapy theatre.
As a state-of-the-art department, we deliver a wide range of specialist and cutting-edge treatments that include paediatrics and adolescents, total body irradiation, brachytherapy, chemo-radiation and sealed and unsealed radioactive source work to name but a few. Our treatments utilise all aspects of modern radiation technology including On-Board Imaging (OBI), portal imaging and anatomy matching, multi-leaf collimation, AdvSim and MRI/PET/CT image fusion. We provide Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and have developed Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT).
We have also treated patients from October 2009 with volumetric arc therapy. This delivers IMRT radiotherapy very quickly - up to 8 times more quickly than conventional methods.
A new state-of-the-art TrueBeam Linear Accelerator has been installed at UCLH and is now in operation.
There are three short films on this page that give an introduction to radiotherapy at UCLH. These films demonstrate radiotherapy treatments to the head and neck area.
We treat all areas of the body. Please contact us if you require further information.