The only place where radiotherapy is given in Northern Ireland is the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre on the Belfast City Hospital site. The Radiotherapy Department is located on the ground floor of the Centre.
Each year, approximately 4000 new patients are treated with radiotherapy in Northern Ireland. There is a range of equipment used to deliver radiotherapy. This includes the main treatment units which are called Linear Accelerators.
The radiotherapy team in the Cancer Centre are highly skilled and include clinical oncologists (doctors who are trained in radiotherapy and chemotherapy), specialist radiographers, nursing staff and administrative staff. The team has helped to maintain certification to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard and radiographers from our team are regularly invited to speak at international meetings and publish research in peer-reviewed and international journals.
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