The purpose of the study is to report the status of Hungarian radiotherapy (RT). In the 13 centers 84 radiation oncologists, 19 residents, 66 physicists and 231 radiotherapy technologists work, and 40 megavoltage units (38 linear accelerators, 2 cobalt units) are in use. HDR afterloader is available in all and CT-simulator in all but one centers. In 2017 33,024 patients received RT, 22,236 were irradiated with MV beams, 1,406 with BT and 9,382 with orthovoltage X-ray. Main indications for BT were gynecological tumors (75%), HDR prostate implants were performed in 3 centers. Due to the recent infrastructural developments the number of patients receiving modern RT increased, but in order to fulfil the international recommendations additional linear accelerators have to be installed along with the replacement of the out of date equipment. From professional point of view further developments are warranted in Budapest.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 21 2019|
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