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.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity now available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool.
We're here for everyone and welcome patients from the NHS. We offer NHS patients a high-quality and rapid diagnostic scanning service, for a range of medical needs. Rutherford Cancer Centres is committed to establishing genuine partnerships with the NHS by providing necessary treatment and diagnostic capacity, using the most advanced equipment available across our network of centres and services, and supporting NHS objectives in delivering high-quality healthcare and outcomes to local communities. We are approved as a provider to work with the NHS to carry out diagnostic imaging scans for patients, there is no extra cost to NHS patients for using this service.
Coming to us for a scan? Our scanning facilities are based out of the Rutherford Cancer Centre network across the UK. If you're an NHS patient coming to us for a scan, please be assured we scan for a range of medical conditions, in addition to cancer. Your clinician will be able to advise you on the purpose of your scan with us.
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