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.
The radiotherapy treatment comes from an electrical machine called a ‘Linear accelerator’ and is directed as a beam to the part of the body that needs to be treated. Treatment is given daily over a period of days or weeks and you may hear people call these treatments ‘fractions’. They are just a fraction of your treatment dose and plan.
Chemotherapy at the Rutherford takes place in our modern therapy suites, consisting of up to ten treatment areas offering treatment for haematology/oncology patients requiring systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and supportive care in an outpatient setting. The infusion therapy suites are available for patients undergoing treatment for breast, urology, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers, and both malignant and non-malignant haematology disorders.
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.