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The implementation of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the UK

Williams, M. V., Cooper, T., Mackay, R., Staffurth, John Nicholas, Routsis, D. and Burnet, N. 2010. The implementation of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the UK. Clinical Oncology 22 (8) , pp. 623-628. 10.1016/j.clon.2010.06.015

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Abstract

Radiotherapy in the UK lags behind that in much of Europe in terms of both the low proportion of cancer patients gaining access to treatment and the long waiting times [1] and [2]. The technical quality of radiotherapy is also a cause for concern. The National Radiotherapy Advisory Group (NRAG) report published in May 2007 had an overall aim of developing world class radiotherapy [3]. The NRAG technology subgroup report envisaged that within 10 years 50% of patients would be treated by four-dimensional image-guided, adaptive radiotherapy, of which intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT] is a vital component [4]. This paper summarises the work of the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group (NRIG) in supporting the implementation of IMRT.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Publisher: Elsevier Limited
ISSN: 0936-6555
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/24278

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