Bath Voice News: the RUH installs state of the art radiotherapy kit to give quicker treatment for cancer

By Harry Mottram: The Royal United Hospital (RUH) has a new machine (pictured) that will make radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients quicker.
A Truebeam Linear Accelerator (TLA) has been installed in the radiotherapy department which will also help clinical staff by giving clearer images of scans.
To prepare for the new equipment the RUH’s radiotherapy treatment rooms have been upgraded over 18 months with around 180 tonnes of steel installed in the walls to increase radiation protection for patients and staff and fit out the room for clinical use.
The TLA will be ready for use later this spring. The radiotherapy department see around 1,300 patients each year.