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Radiotherapy Physics

What we do

We provide a radiotherapy physics service to Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. For more information please see our main site.

The Radiotherapy Physics Unit (RPU) work closely with oncologists, radiographers and engineers to ensure that radiotherapy treatment delivered to individual patients is safe, accurate and effective.

Treatment planning staff plan radiotherapy treatments for a wide range of highly complex sites, using advanced techniques such as Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT).

The dosimetry team ensure that the linacs and other equipment involved in radiotherapy treatment are working optimally to meet treatment objectives.

RPU is involved in the research and development of new and cutting-edge techniques in radiotherapy. There are several projects on-the-go in the department.

Involvement in research and clinical trials enables cutting edge treatment techniques to be adopted and optimised.

Staff from the RPU are involved in providing specialist techniques such as high dose rate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery, and total body irradiation.

General contact details

Diane Crawford - director of Medical Physics & Bioengineering
Tel: 0117 342 3000

Stephen Blake - head of radiotherapy physics
Tel: 0117 342 2476

Helen Appleby - deputy head of radiotherapy physics
Tel: 0117 342 2391

Secretarial support: 0117 342 3250