The Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre has hosted numerous visits from medical practioners from other countries, keen to learn from our experience and expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery. At the end of July we hosted a visit from the medical physics team from the University Cancer Institute Toulouse (IUCT) as part of their preparations to install a gamma knife at their new three public hospital site which represents a new regional model specialising in therapeutic innovation.

Toulouse physicists Eliane Graulieres and Maxime Goubert said “We are medical physicists from the Cancer University Institute from Toulouse, France and we had the opportunity in July 2017 to visit the Gamma Knife centre at Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre. We are going to install a gamma knife in our center so we spent one entire day with all the team. We wanted to learn about this technique and we were welcomed with open arms. The team is professional and kind. They explained us carefully all the patient workflow and all the steps to make the best patient treatment. The visit was really interesting and helpful for us. They have a lot of experience with Gamma Knife and we are very grateful”.

As one of two  NHS England National Centres of Excellence who provide specialist care and support for patients including those with rare and complex conditions, the centre has rapidly established an international reputation for training and for collaborative research. If you would like to learn more about training opportunities please contact lynne.brooks@m-e-s.co.uk.