Oxford Scibar: February 20th 2014 Dr Mike Partridge - Taming the Invisible Rays: Using Radiation to Treat Cancer

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  • Song Name: Feb 20th 2014 SciBar Dr Mike Partridge
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  • Year: 2014

Within just a year of discovering X-rays in 1895, doctors were experimenting with their use to treat cancer as well as to make images. Today roughly half of all cancer patients receive radiotherapy. But how does radiation treatment work and what is the role in imaging in all of this?

Listen to hear Dr Mike Partridge talk about the physics of radiotherapy, how advances in technology have improved it and what further advancements are being worked on today.