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First in Qld MRI Sim for Radiation Oncology

18 December 2021

The first MRI dedicated to an Oncology Department in Queensland has arrived at Princess Alexandra Hospital and is well on the way to imaging the first patients in early 2022.

The early Christmas present for the Division of Cancer Services arrived in October alongside a flurry of construction activity in Radiation Oncology to accommodate the shiny new machine next door to the Gamma Knife.

Director of Radiation Therapy, Lisa Roberts said the main use for this new MRI is to undertake planning for Radiation Oncology and Gamma Knife treatment at the hospital.

“The MRI Sim will enable us to do very targeted and accurate planning for cancer treatment to multiple areas of the body which will be a huge benefit for patients right across our very busy Radiation Oncology service at PAH,” she said.

“This machine has been on the wish list from SERTA since 2019 so it is wonderful to have it arrive for the benefit of all of our Radiation Oncology patients from 2022.”

Last updated 18 December 2021
Last reviewed 18 December 2021

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