Professor Stuart Green (physicist) presents the technology for proton beam radiotherapy, including accelerators and general approaches to beam delivery. Some uncertainties are described including proton range and RBE (Relative Biological Effectiveness), and the development of a new dosimetry code of practice for scanned beam treatments to support the UK centres is introduced. Hazel Pennington provides the radiographer’s perspective and focus on the progress of PBT (Proton Beam Therapy) project to develop a national service in the UK; covering equipment, build, workforce and training. Dr Adrian Crellin (oncologist) discusses the rationale for who is likely to benefit from radiotherapy treatment with protons, the current overseas programme and the NHS England service commencing in 2018.1 CPD credit
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Professor Stuart Green
Professor Stuart Green is the Director of Medical Physics at University Hospital Birmingham and Hon Prof of Physics at University of Birmingham.
Ms Hazel Pennington
Hazel Pennington is the Lead project radiographer for PBT at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Adrian Crellin
Dr Adrian Crellin, MA FRCR FRCP, is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in Leeds and NHS England National Clinical Lead on Proton Beam Therapy NHS England.