Cancer patients at Imperial Private Healthcare will benefit from the next generation of radiotherapy treatment, thanks to state of the art machines having been installed at Charing Cross Hospital.

On 3 September, the first patients were treated using a new type of linear accelerator (Linac) machine. Linacs use photon beams to target and destroy cancer cells and the new equipment is the most advanced of its kind. It includes a high precision radiation delivery system, highly accurate imaging and a robotic patient couch which allows our patients to be precisely positioned during treatment.

This means that treatment can be adapted to the exact size, shape and position of the tumour, helping us to deliver ever increasing levels of precision to target tumours. By using the latest evolution of Linac technology, we will be able to maintain our excellent outcomes for our patients and help people with smaller tumours who might have previously been treated elsewhere.