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Radiation Oncology


 

Introduction

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers a comprehensive radiotherapy treatment service for adult and paediatric patients on the Randwick Hospitals Campus. The Department, which was established in 1969, has strong affiliations with the Royal Hospital for Women and the Sydney Children's Hospital.

The Director of Radiation Oncology at POWH is Associate Professor Michael Jackson.

The Department currently has three dual energy linear accelerators, as well as high dose rate brachytherapy to treat gynaecological malignancies and an orthovoltage X-ray machine for superficial tumours.

The Radiation Oncologists actively participate in the hospital based combined clinics and provide an outreach service to Tamworth in New England. These clinics include lung, breast, head and neck, lymphoma, CNS, skin, paediatric, and GIT multidisciplinary clinics. Radiation Therapists and Physicists are encouraged to become involved in research either in-house or through organisations such as TROG (Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group).

There is a particular interest and expertise in specialised radiation procedures including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).  Facilities are available for Total Body Irradiation for bone marrow transplants, and Total Body Electrons for the treatment of cutaneous lymphomas.  There is provision for paediatric patients to be treated under general anaesthesia should it be required.

To make an appointment contact Reception on +61 2 9382 2501