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Specialist Radiographer Team

This team of specialist therapy radiographers  based at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre have developed and introduced advanced radiotherapy techniques for the treatment of lung tumours and tumours of the central nervous system and prostate.

The techniques provide a hugely increased level of accuracy when treating a disease which lies close to other vital organs, such as heart and spine, enabling a higher than previously possible dose of radiotherapy to the tumour while ensuring no nearby critical organs are damaged.

Using these techniques provides patients with a much shorter course of radiotherapy - five instead of 25 treatments - and for a department that’s considered one of the busiest in Europe, these techniques promise the opportunity to treat increased numbers of patients to a higher standard.

Lesley Cairns, head of therapy radiography, said: “I am delighted that the Beatson has been recognised for using truly modern advanced techniques offering our patients the best possible care.”