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Radiation Oncology Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Overview

The TTH Radiation Oncology provides a comprehensive radiation therapy service, comprising a dedicated group of highly qualified professionals delivering an integrated approach to cancer management.

Services include:

Consultation services to :

  • The Townsville Hospital – six specialist outpatient Radiation Oncology clinics per week  
  • Mackay Base Hospital – outreach outpatient clinics
  • Telehealth consultation service to North Queensland
  • A range of multi-disciplinary team clinics and meetings

A full external beam radiation therapy service including:

  • Five state of the art, high energy linear accelerators
  • 3D Conformal radiation therapy
  • Image guided radiation therapy, kV and MV imaging,  2D and 4D Cone Beam CT
  • Intensity Modulated radiation therapy
  • Volumetric modulated arc radiation therapy
  • Superficial x-ray radiation therapy.
  • Concomitant chemoradiotherapy

Modern radiotherapy planning facilities, including:

  • A dedicated wide bore CT scanner ( 4D  capability)
  • Radiation therapy simulator
  • 3D radiation therapy planning system.

Brachytherapy Service:

  • Dedicated Brachytherapy planning system.
  • Remote automated after-loader for intra-cavity brachytherapy
    • predominantly for gynaecological malignancies
    • this service will expand to include other tumour streams

Radiation Therapy Trials

  • Our service actively participates in national/multicentre trials, particularly Trans Tasman Radiaiton Oncology Trials Group (TROG)

Contact Details

 Location

The Ground Floor, East Wing at The Townsville Hospital,

100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814

 Postal Address Internal Mail Box 56, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810
 Phone + 61 7 4433 1663
 Fax + 61 7 4433 1621

Referral Process

Townsville

Routine appointments by written GP/ Specialist referral. Patients are seen within one week of referral unless otherwise requested by the referring doctor.  Urgent appointments can be made by the referring doctor directly contacting a Radiation Oncologist.

Telephone appointments: +61 7 4433 1663 or +61 7 4433 1660
Facsimile: +61 7 4433 162

Mackay

Mackay outpatient appointments can be arranged by contacting Townsville reception staff at the above numbers, or by faxing a referral to Mackay Base Hospital.

Related Links

Townsville Cancer Centre

Last updated: 27 September 2017