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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Our Achievements

The Ipswich Hospital Radiotherapy Department is constantly looking for new ways to improve the quality of cancer care we offer. Our achievements over the last few years include:

2014   Awarded a Stars of Suffolk 2014 award for our work with VERT (Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training) as part of the prostate patient pathway.

2012   First patient treated using stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

2010   First patient treated using Rapidarc.

2008   Second on-board imager installed. Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)  treatments became routine
           practice for all head and neck, lung and prostate patients.

2008   Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatments introduced for prostate and pelvic node
           treatments.

2005   Respiratory gating was introduced to take into account breathing motion during  radiotherapy of the
           lung.

2005   Purchase of our first on-board imager in radiotherapy to facilitate image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT).
           Advanced imaging techniques allow corrections to be applied to patient setup prior to treatment to
           improve targeting of the radiation to the tumour.

2004   Opening of the John LeVay Cancer Information Centre.

2001   One of the first treatment centres in the UK to use intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in complex
           treatment sites like the head and neck.

1999   Specialist radiographer-led role for planning of breast treatments introduced to reduce waiting time and
           allow a patient-focused service.

1996   Macmillan information and support radiographer post introduced.

1990   Department opened at Heath Road after moving from Anglesea Road site.