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.

Tufve Nyholm, project manager MRI-based radiotherapy

MRI-based radiotherapy presented at AAPM

– Use of MRI in radiotherapy is attracting interest. Two national projects has made Sweden a leading nation in this field – the Swedish Testbed for Innovative Radiotherapy and Gentle Radiotherapy.

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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

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Uniform database solution provides comparable radiotherapy data

The Swedish Testbed for Innovative Radiotherapy is developing a system for the automatic transfer of information on how patients are treated with radiotherapy to a database that can be linked to diagnosis-specific quality registers.

Different types of tests

In the testbed, products, services and organisational solutions are evaluated in all phases of development. The tests can be more or less extensive, with or without patients.

Full workshop – major interest in MRI in radiotherapy

The Swedish testbed’s workshop on MRI in radiotherapy was soon fully booked. The around one hundred participants are proof that there is great interest in the subject among doctors, nurses, physicians and technicians working with radiotherapy.

To Paris with Business Sweden

Business Sweden arranges an event on Swedish radiotherapy at the Swedish embassy in Paris 3 december. The Swedish Testbed for Innovative Radiotherapy will be there along with representatives from leading Swedish radiotherapy companies.

Participating kompanis from the testbed: Elekta, Micropos och Scandidos.