Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
We provide a chemotherapy treatment service that offers you both choice and flexibility. Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic (anti-cancer) drugs to destroy cancer cells in the body by disrupting the cancer cells and preventing them from growing and dividing.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres provide First-class MR diagnostic services, using world-class imaging technology.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres house some of the most sophisticated and accurate diagnostic imaging technology available. Our MR diagnostic imaging services are accessible to self-pay patients, those with private medical insurance and NHS patients (subject to approval), and are delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities.
These services are available to patients who need MRI diagnostic scanning to identify a range of medical conditions, not just cancer. Patients and clinicians using IMAGING@Rutherford can expect a first-class, rapid diagnostic service for a wide range of conditions.
Approved by insurers
In addition to offering services on a self-pay basis, we are in the networks of all national private medical insurers.
Rapid MR diagnostic service
We offer a high quality MR diagnostic imaging service with rapid and detailed reporting to help clinicians diagnose with confidence.
World-class technology partner
We have partnered with Philips, using their leading healthcare technology to deliver digital clarity and speed in MR diagnostic imaging.
Watch the video below to take a look at our state-of-the-art MRI suite at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Northumberland.