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Fascinated by cancer, medicine, and the behind-the-scenes of hospitals? Come and learn about all the new developments and high-tech equipment used by the radiology and radiotherapy department at James Cook Hospital, including the unveiling of brand new ultrasound equipment! Thanks to these innovations, Middlesbrough is now placed as pioneers of cancer care in the modern world.
Clarity: Ultrasound Imaging for Prostate Radiotherapy
Today’s radiotherapy machines can target cancer more precisely than ever before with daily X-ray image guidance. But what if the target moves during treatment? Exciting developments allow us to view the target while we treat. One such innovation is the Clarity Ultrasound System, recently commissioned at the James Cook University Hospital. Clarity provides safe real-time imaging and tracking of the prostate. More confident targeting of prostate cancer improves treatment success rates and reduces side-effects, maintaining Middlesbrough’s place at the forefront of modern cancer care.
Clinical Measurement: Early Detection of Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained heart rhythm problem and a leading cause of stroke. AF often has no symptoms, meaning that potentially life-saving therapies may be delayed. Screening everyone for AF is not cost effective, but checking for signs of AF during other routine tests can be. In this talk, Sarah will describe her recent research in this area and give an overview of the wide variety of work carried out by the Clinical Measurement team at the James Cook University Hospital.