Conference news

The 14th congress of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between the 9th-13th June 2019. Further information can be found here The deadline to submit abtracts abstracts to the 19th Leksell Gamma Knife...

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Ian Paddick announced as the new ISRS president

Ian Paddick, Chief Physicist at the Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre is the new president of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. The International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) was founded as a worldwide non-profit organization in 1991 and...

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And the young investigator awardee is…

Yet more recognition for Alex Dimitriadis! Senior Radiosurgery Physicist at the Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre, Alex recently awarded his PhD in Radiotherapy Physics has also been awarded as the ISRS young investigator, chosen according to the best presentation of a...

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Alex Dimitriadis presents at ISRS and ESTRO

Alex Dimitriadis, Senior Medical Physicist at the Queen Square Gamma Knife has presented at the 13th Meeting of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), held in Montreux, Switzerland between the 28th May to 1st June and at ESTRO 36 held in Vienna...

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Paediatric SRS service established

In 2016, NHS England awarded Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) - in conjunction with our partners at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH) and the Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre (QSRC) - the regional south of England service for paediatric...

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New NHS England contracts secured

NHS England has announced the award of new contracts for stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) – specialist forms of radiotherapy that can be used to treat patients with intracranial conditions, such as benign and malignant brain tumours. More than...

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Latest Publications by Ian Paddick

Over recent months a number of publications to which Ian Paddick (Consultant Physicist) have contributed have been published. Ian is a leading figure in the Gamma Knfie community and is currently Vice President of International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. The...

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National Brain Appeal Small Acorn Fund Grant Awarded

A grant has been awarded to Dr. Alvaro Villabona our clinical research fellow from the National Brain Appeal Small Acorn Fund for a pilot study which aims to evaluate the potential use of an MRI based method to replace Conventional Catheter Angiography (CCA) for...

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300th patient treated

Our 300th patient since opening has been treated. The centre -  treated its first patients in October 2012 and on the 26th November 2015 and a little more than two years since opening, the Gamma Knife Centre at QRSC has treated its 300th patient. Rapidly establishing...

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New NHNN video added

A new video providing an overview of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery has been made available and can be viewed here.   The video provides an overview of the work of NHNN, its leading edge facilities, the world class research undertaken and...

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QSRC expands its research programme

QSRC has rapidly established itself as a leading centre committed to undertaking research and sharing best practice with others. We have further expanded our research programme. and two new major research projects have been initiated. We are working with groups from...

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QSRC Sponsor Brain Tumour Research Event at Speakers House

An event to launch three ground-breaking new collaborative partnerships set up by the charity Brain Tumour Research and three Research Centres of Excellence was held on the 4th March at the Speaker’s House, sponsored by QSRC.   Neil Kitchen (Medical Director),...

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Full approval received for Gamma Knife Research Project.

Full Ethics approval has been obtained for the prospective research study: Evaluation of dosimetric differences between the TMR 10 and convolution algorithm for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery planning. This project is aimed to evaluate a new method to calculate the...

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100th patient treated

On the 16th September and less than a year since opening, the Gamma Knife Centre at QRSC has treated the 100th patient. To mark reaching the milestone three patients treated on the day were presented with flowers by members of the team. The centre - which treated its...

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Charity walk for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Laura Murray completing the 50km Thames Valley Path Challenge raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital[/caption]On the 14th September Laura Murray our administrative assistant completed the Thames Path Challenge raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital....

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Images of official opening

Images of the official opening by the Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons are now available to view here. Notable U.K. government and healthcare leaders, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery experts and representatives of the National Hospital for Neurology...

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International Patient Numbers Grow

A number of patients have been treated at the Gamma Knife at QSRC  from Kuwait and across Europe symbolising the international reputation of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosciences as a centre of excellence. Unlike traditional surgery, Gamma Knife...

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The Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC Marks Official Opening

Notable U.K. government and healthcare leaders, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery experts and representatives of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) were amongst those gathered on April 23 to observe the official opening of The Gamma Knife Centre at...

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Clinical fellow announced

We are pleased to announce that Dr Alvaro Rojas Villabona has been appointed as a clinical fellow to support our clinical trials programme. Dr Villabona undertook his initial medical training in Colombia and was awarded the Colfuturo Scholarship to study for an MSc in...

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Brain tumour clinical trials planned

The Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC is planning to undertake a number of important clinical trails on the clinical and cost effectiveness of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. An area of particular interest is cerebral metastases. Currently, the majority of patients with brain...

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50th patient treated by Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

The centre which provides a Gamma Knife Radiosurgery service based has rapidly reached the landmark of treating its 50th patient. Only open since the end of October 2012 this represents a significant growth rate in patient volume providing evidence of increasing...

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Number of Gamma Knife treatments globally continues to grow

The Leskell Gamma Knife Society has published the most recent statistics on Gamma Knife usage globally. The results of a survey of operational centres is presented in Leksell Gamma Knife Indications Treated 1991 to 2011. This provides data by year and global region....

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First publication from QSRC

The first publication from the QSRC team is announced.  'Targeting and Conformality in Arteriovenous Malformation Radiosurgery is a paper co-authored by Ian Paddick included in the new publication by Karger, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Vascular Malformations,...

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QSRC Chief Physicist Announced

We are pleased to announce that Ian Paddick will undertake the role of Chief Physicist at the Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC. Ian began his career as a Medical Physicist in 1989, working at the Hammersmith hospital, London. Since 1998 he has worked almost exclusively with...

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First patient treated

On the 29th October the first patient was treated at the new Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC. The following feedback was received from the patient:- " Thank you very much for the care and attention I received at the QSRC on Monday when I had my Gamma Knife treatment....

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Wake up and make a difference

Between the 20-28th October The National Brain Appeal is asking supporters to wake up and make a difference by holding their own pyjama themed fundraising activity. This will help to raise money for vital projects at the National Hospital for Neurology and...

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Gamma knife lands at Queen Square

The treatment of brain cancer in the UK has taken a big step forward after the NHNN took delivery of the country’s newest Gamma Knife® technology. The installation of the 20 tonne piece of kit took all the precision of a military operation involving six lifts from a...

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QSRC medical director announced

We are pleased to announce that the new medical director for The Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC will be Mr Neil Kitchen, consultant neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Mr Kitchen has been a consultant neurosurgeon since 1995 and is...

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Gamma Knife arrives at Queen Square

A very special delivery! On Saturday 29th September an Elekta Gamma Knife Perfexion was safely delivered to the new Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC. This was by no means an easy task. Commissioning of the treatment machine is now underway in readiness for the first...

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QSRC team new recruits

As the opening of the new centre approaches we are pleased to announce that Katie Jeanson and Rebecca Robinson have joined our team. Katie will be taking up the post of lead therapeutic radiographer and Rebecca will be our charities co-ordinator.

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Construction underway at Queen Square

Construction of the new Gamma Knife Centre at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square is progressing to programme having started in April with completion due in October. Designed by CSM architects Ltd and being constructed by Porters Ltd,...

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Boost for brain cancer treatment in UK

The treatment of brain cancer in the UK will take a big step forward after a London hospital took delivery of the country’s newest Gamma Knife® technology. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) is the 6th centre in the country to host the...

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MESL expand UK team

MESL has recruited Pauline Richardson as its new Director of Operations joining as we embark on an expansion programme including our new Queen Square Gamma Knife Centre. Pauline has over 20 years experience in the UK health sector, both in the NHS and private sector...

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