Excelentes notícias: ‘More cures, fewer side-effects’ with pioneering radiotherapy machine
The first patient in the UK has been treated with a pioneering new radiotherapy machine.
The MR Linac simultaneously scans tumours inside the body while delivering X-ray radiation beams.
It means clinicians can plan and adjust radiotherapy in real time, allowing it to be more accurate than ever before.
The team at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London describe the technology as “groundbreaking”.
They hope it will lead to more patients being cured while experiencing fewer side-effects.