Our radiation oncology team specialises in providing modern, state-of-the-art radiation therapy for the treatment of adult cancers. We can treat patients with conventional, intensity-modulated, volumetric-modulated and stereotactic radiotherapy, as well as brachytherapy.
Our equipment comprises five linear accelerators, a superficial radiation therapy unit and a high-dose rate brachytherapy afterloader. Our dedicated CT simulator is equipped with four-dimensional technology to accurately account for respiratory motion of tumours, and a conventional simulator with fluoroscopy and cone beam CT capability. PET scan and MRI performed in radiology can be co-registered with the planning CT to aid with accurate tumour definition.
Our team includes senior radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and radiation oncology medical physicists. As a teaching hospital, we integrate undergraduate and post-graduate teaching into our clinical load with five accredited registrar training positions. The department is part of the state-wide radiation oncology training network, with our staff and patients actively involved in clinical trials and research.
The Townsville Cancer Centre
East Wing of the Townsville Hospital
100 Angus Smith Drive
Douglas QLD 4814
Ph: +61 7 4433 1663
Fax: +61 7 4433 1621
The Townsville Hospital
PO Box 670
Townsville QLD 4810