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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), a leading trust with both a national and international reputation. UHB is one of the most consistently high-performing trusts in the NHS.

QEHB has the largest radiotherapy department in the region and some of the most advanced treatment facilities in Europe. We are committed to using the latest technology for the benefit of our patients and have an equipment replacement programme to ensure all our technology is up to date. Our wide variety of highly specialised radiotherapy equipment includes:

  • CyberKnife
  • TomoTherapy HD units
  • HDR
  • deep X-ray
  • linear accelerators

Advanced radiotherapy techniques, including intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), are routine treatments offered to our patients, with QEHB ranked highly in national league tables for delivering this form of radiotherapy.

Due to the complexity of treatment offered, all of our treatment machines are equipped with imaging facilities to support image guided radiotherapy. This ability is vital in order to visualise the tumour each day and make daily adjustments to ensure accuracy.

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is a highly specialist form of radiotherapy and is an established treatment offered at QEHB. SABR is used to treat very small, well-defined tumours using a small number of very high radiation dose treatments on highly specialist equipment. QEHB is one of only a few centres that have the equipment and expertise to offer this treatment, from which a large number of our patients have already benefited.

All funds generated from the private patient unit are used to develop our hospital for the benefit of all.

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