UCLH Department

Medical Physics and Bioengineering

The Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL Hospitals exists to provide expert physical science support to activities with the Trust and to initiate promote and participate in the development and evaluation of new medical techniques. The Department has responsibilities over all the sites of the Trust.

Radiotherapy physics

We are the largest radiotherapy department in the North London Cancer Network, equipped with latest radiation technology including: n Four varian linacs – two with on-board imaging facilities and each with multi-leaf collimation n (MLC) and portal imaging n CT simulator with advantage sim software n Varian simulator with acquity planning software n Othovoltage treatment unit n HDR brachytherapy theatre. As a state-of-the-art department, we deliver a wide range of specialist and cutting-edge treatments that include paediatrics and adolescents, total body irradiation, brachytherapy, chemo-radiation and sealed and unsealed radioactive source work to name but a few. Our treatments utilise all aspects of modern radiation technology including On-Board Imaging (OBI), portal imaging and anatomy matching, multi-leaf collimation, AdvSim and MRI/PET/CT image fusion. We provide Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and are developing Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT).