This video will be presented by Professor Andy Beavis who is Head of Radiation Physics at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust and responsible for a large group that provides the scientific and technical support for radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging and radiation protection. MR guided radiotherapy provides an excellent opportunity to facilitate adaptive therapy and to take it to a level of ‘personalised medicine’. He has been following the Viewray project since its inception approximately ten years ago and has visited the majority of the early adopter sites. The View ray Meridian system is the first commercially available MR guided radiotherapy system and has been in clinical use for over 2.5 years at Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA. This video will review some clinical cases from Washington University to illustrate the efficacy of ‘on table adaption’ and the design and details of the new Meridian MR-Linac.
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Professor Andy Beavis
Prof Andrew W Beavis has worked in the NHS, as a clinical Radiotherapy Physicist, since 1992 having gained a PhD and undertaken a subsequent Research Associates post at Newcastle University in Solid State Physics. He is currently a Consultant Medical Physicist also holding a Visiting Professorship at Sheffield-Hallamshire University, Hon. Professorship at the University of Hull and Hon. Reader at the Hull-York Medical School (HYMS). He is the Head of Radiation Physics in the Hull and East Yorkshire Trust and leads a department of approximately 30 scientists and technicians, providing the scientific/ physics input to Radiotherapy, Radiation Protection, Diagnostic x-ray imaging, Nuclear Medicine and MRI. Professional qualifications include Fellow of the British Institute of Radiology, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Member of the Institute of Directors, Member of the Institute of Physics, Chartered Physicist and Chartered Scientist.