A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RADIOTHERAPY
In 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the rays that later came to be known as x-rays. People were fascinated by the new view of the body’s interior. Soon after, it became known that the high-energy rays could be utilized for more than just diagnostic purposes. The first patient was treated with x-rays as early as 1896. Radiation therapy therefore has an over 100-year history.
Today, the term “radiotherapy” is almost always thought of in connection with the treatment of cancer. With low-dosage radiation, however, it is possible to effectively treat a variety of other illnesses with a minimum of side effects. We feel that it is our obligation to expand on this tradition in our Centre.
Radiotherapy has made enormous technical progress alone in the past 20 years. We make continuous investments in cutting edge medical technology in order to provide our patients with treatments that implement the latest technological innovations. Our facility is equipped according to university standards. Being a facility of manageable size, our concern is to operate large-scale medical equipment in a correspondingly designed, humane environment.