The radiotherapy department at Poole
Hospital provides radiation treatment for a variety of types
of conditions, including many types of cancer.
About four out of ten people with cancer have radiotherapy
The department has four multi-energy linear
accelerators radiation treatment units (often referred to as
LINACs) which are used to treat a variety of tumours including
breast, prostate, bladder and head and neck.
The radiotherapy department consists of the pre-planning
department, who construct the immobilisation shells for
patients undergoing treatment and beam definition devices for
defining radiation beams; the clinical planning department,
who plan patients' treatments using CT scanning and x-ray
simulation facilities; and the physics planning department, who
calculate the treatment plans ready for treatment.
Find out more about our radiotherapy department by watching a short