Radiation therapy collaboration Sweden

The radiotherapy collaboration grows – more hospitals are joining in

– We would obviously like to have all Swedish hospitals involved – university and county hospitals. It is a way of using the expertise around the country, as we master different fields, says Principal Project Manager of the Swedish Testbed Björn Zackrisson.

PET/MR Uppsala University Hospital

Better diagnosis and treatment using Uppsala’s new PET/MR

– Using an integrated PET/MR camera we can make more efficient and faster diagnoses. It also helps us select the right therapy and quickly assess the effects of the treatment, says Håkan Ahlström at Uppsala University Hospital.

PET/MR Umeå

The first PET/MR camera in Umeå is formally introduced

The first PET/MR camera is now being introduced at the Cancer Centre at the University Hospital of Umeå. This marks an important addition to the testing environment and provides new opportunities for developing personalised cancer treatment.

Seven hospitals collaborate on a study – reactions positive

Seven hospitals, one study – reactions positive

– The patient questionnaire allowed us to test under pressure how the testbed was organised and people collaborated well. There are good contact persons on each hospital, namely the nurses doing the coordinating.

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New Swedish standard for radiotherapy data

There is now a standardised Swedish nomenclature for radiotherapy. It provides the healthcare sector, researchers and companies with a common language. Uniform and comparable national data is thus created.

Lars E Olsson, delprojektledare QA för MR-baserad strålterapi.

New MRI phantom to be tested at all university hospitals

It is important to measure and check all geometric distortions in the MRI images that are to be used as a basis for radiotherapy. “Quality control phantoms” are often used to study such distortions

How collaborate on MRI in radiotherapy? 

How can MRI-physicists and radiotherapy physicists work together? That was the focus on the or educational meeting that opened this year’s national meeting for medical physicists 12 November. Representatives from the two professions educate, inspired and challenged each other.