Siemens Primus Linear Accelerator
As the workload of the department increased it was necessary to expand the radiotherapy department at the RUH. A new bunker was built and the BCUSG raised £1m to purchase a state of the art linear accelerator to install in it in 1999. This linear accelerator could deliver megavoltage x-ray treatments and also electron treatments. It was computer controlled and had its own built-in imaging system. This unit was operational until 2011.
"It never ceases to amaze me what can be achieved if a community is prepared to pool its fund raising proceeds. Projects which would otherwise not get off the ground because not get off the ground because of their cost can be undertaken"
John Carter Former Chairman of Trustees Bath Cancer Unit Support Group