Head of Radiotherapy Physics Research
Institute of Cancer Research, University of London
This lecture will review the clinical need for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and will explain how this can be planned and delivered. Movies will be shown to illustrate the delivery in the context of treating head and neck cancers and in parallel the work at the ICR/RMH in delivering pelvic IMRT will be reviewed. The lecture will then turn to look at why image guidance is now the focus of further improving clinical delivery of conformal radiation therapy. Historical background and modern state-of-the-art technology will be intertwined.
The author's personal perspective and comment on the field will be summed up.