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8 RADIOTHERAPY TARGETING

Radiotherapy technologies and their use were discussed at a meeting in Manchester that featured speakers Professor Chris Moore from Northern Western Medical Physics (NWMP) at the Christie Hospital, and Professor Dave Burton from the General Engineering Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University. Phil Paterson, who chaired the proceedings, reports.

Chris Moore began by giving a brief history of how imaging and therapy parted ways for some time following W. K. Roentgen’s popularised discovery of X-rays in 1895. Indeed photography and X-ray parlours gave the public the chance to acquire pictures of themselves inside and out! Radiotherapy treatments were reported on from 1896 onwards.

CANCER CELLS

Chris then ...

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