Friday Five

Pioneering radiotherapy, contaminated blood scandal and multidrug-resistant TB – this week’s Friday Five

Pioneering radiotherapy treatment The first patient in the UK, Barry Dolling, has been treated with the MR Linac, which simultaneously scans tumours inside the body while delivering X-ray radiation beams. The machine seamlessly combines MRI and radiotherapy without interference. This allows clinicians to adjust treatment in real time, making it highly accurate and will hopefully…