New cancer treatment equipment coming to Castle Hill Hospital

Published: Friday 8th January 2016 by KCFM

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Castle Hill Hospital is to become one of the first in the world to use new technology and offer patients a better chance of survival.

The cyclotron machine allows doctors to pinpoint exact positions of cancers, heart disease and neurological conditions, and is expected to be operational by summer next year.

Professor Nick Stafford, founder of the Daisy Appeal who helped fund the equipment, explains how the equipment will help: “They will be able to be scanned using cutting-edge technology, more precise imaging, more specific imaging of certain sorts of tumours, new techniques and new radioactive markers that will provide better information for those treating the patient.”

Professor Stafford hopes new equipment will attract new experts to the region. He says: “We would like to see academic clinicians coming in and it will be a very exciting opportunity for people with an interest in PET-CT to come to a new centre with new kit. They can conduct research that they wouldn’t be able to be involved with in any other centre in the UK.”

 

 

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Published: Friday 8th January 2016 by KCFM

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