These Schools enable professionals across the globe to learn first hand about the latest high-precision image-guided radiotherapy techniques.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) is proud to deliver Advanced Imaging Clinical Schools on behalf of Varian Medical Systems.
CCC was the first UK oncology centre to install a linear accelerator with an On-Board Imager (OBI) system, which can improve the accuracy of patient positioning and allow the tracking of tumour motion. As pioneer users, we were chosen by Varian to run training courses for their customers.
We launched Europe’s first training school on Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) in September 2007 to an audience of oncologists, physicists and radiographers from Russia, Norway, Italy, Spain and Scotland.
In April 2010 the School was expanded to incorporate Respiratory Gating and Varian’s Real-time Position Management (RPM) system. This allows the movement of a patient’s tumour to be correlated with their breathing – so the radiotherapy treatment may be delivered during just part of the breathing cycle.
These Schools enable professionals across the globe to learn first hand about the latest high-precision image-guided radiotherapy techniques. During the three and a half day programme, delegates have lectures on the theoretical and technical aspects and the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience on the equipment.
The Schools have run 4 or 5 times a year since 2007, usually in February, April, June, September and November.
Further information is available on the Varian Medical Systems website.