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Mike Bishop. The 'Bio Engineer' PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:03
Physics and bio-engineering are little known but essential components of the cancer centre. The highly skilled workforce both service and check the complicated equipment to ensure that the correct amount of radiation is delivered to the area to be treated. It also creates bespoke items to meet individual patient need, such as supports to immobilise limbs or heads during radiation therapy.When new equipment is delivered the physics staff can spend between 2 and 3 months taking measurements to ensure the characteristics of the machine are known. These checks are repeated throughout the machines life as part of a rolling program of quality assurance.
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