Palliative radiotherapy

24/03/2017 08:30 AM - 24/03/2017 05:00 PM (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Palliative radiotherapy is used to relieve our patients of pain or other distressing symptoms of their cancer and to improve their quality of life. It has traditionally been associated with the use of simple planning and delivery techniques but there is now increasing interest in the use of the latest treatment techniques such as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) to provide more effective and durable control and reduce toxicity. Alongside these developments, there has also been a change to a more multidisciplinary approach in the management of palliative cancer care with consultant therapeutic radiographers and nurses taking an increasingly active role in the planning of palliative radiotherapy.

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BIR Plan 1 member     £145
BIR Plan 2 member     £110
BIR Trainee member   £65
BIR Retired member    £55
BIR Student member   £55
Non-member               £250
 

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Bayer

The NHS faces many challenges today around the increasing need for governance to demonstrate best patient care within increasing financial constraints. Bayer’s Radiology business is well placed to be the partner in helping trusts to address these challenges. With market-leading contrast media and power injector systems, Bayer is able to offer innovative patient care and with the addition of its informatics platform, it can support radiology departments in driving protocol standardisation and easily accessible audit data that enable departments to meet further challenges faced around contrast and radiation dose management. 01635 563999 www.radiology.bayer.co.uk

Imaging Equipment Ltd

Oncology Imaging Systems

Oncology Systems Limited

Philips Healthcare

Philips Healthcare is a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging systems and related services. Following the recent programme of acquisitions the company offers a comprehensive porfolio of healthcare products including conventional X-ray systems, dedicated systems for cardiovascular and interventional procedures; CT and MRI scanners, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy planning, echocardiography, digital ultrasound, patient cardiac monitoring equipment and PACS. www.medical.philips.com

Siemens Healthcare

The healthcare market is in ongoing transition and we see healthcare providers worldwide drive consolidation, an increasingly "industrial" logic of healthcare delivery, and a shift from treating illness to managing health – ultimately looking for ways to improve outcomes while reducing costs. We aspire to be the partner to help achieve this goal. To live up to our ambition, we are determined to answer the questions that drive your business development. To overcome lack of specialised staff, ensure consistent outcomes across an organisation, increase competitiveness, avoid profitability risks, and implement growth strategies, we are your partner that you can rely on to stand out with clinical excellence, operational efficiency, and financial profitability. www.siemens.co.uk/healthcare