Patients & Visitors

Radiotherapy

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Our Radiotherapy Department

Our Radiotherapy Department is a busy, modern training department. It is open to patients from Monday to Friday for planning and treatment delivery.

About the service

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.

The Royal United Hospital NHS Trust in Bath is currently undergoing an extensive modernisation program with plans that include the radiotherapy department. For more information on this program visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/ruhcancercentre

The Radiotherapy department has external quality accreditation with BSI and the current establishment is for 16.3 WTE Therapy Radiographers and 3 support staff. The Radiotherapy Department has a dedicated trials team and is committed to participating fully in clinical trials.

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Our facilities

The radiotherapy facilities include:

  • 2 Dual Modality Varian linear accelerators – these are fitted with the latest technology including on board imaging (OBI), Rapid Arc and cone beam CT function
  • Xstrahl superficial machine which offers a network service for skin lesions
  • Toshiba Aquilion LB CT-Simulator

Patients who require CT, MRI and mould room facilities may have their initial pre-treatment visits at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

This equipment enables us to deliver the most up-to-date treatments, such as IMRT, IGRT and VMAT. (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Image Guided Radiotherapy, Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy).

Cancer Support and Information Centre can provide you with further support including counselling and financial support, as well as comprehensive written information to take away with you.

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Wait times

There is no waiting list for Radiotherapy at the Royal United Hospital and patients will be treated within the National Cancer waiting times targets.

We are a clinical placement site for student radiographers from the University of the West of England (UWE)

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