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The Radiotherapy Physics Unit (RPU) provides highly specialised physics support for the radiotherapy department at Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre (BHOC). Radiotherapy uses beams of high energy x-rays to treat unhealthy cells (usually cancerous tumours) in the human body. The department currently consists of six linear accelerators (linacs), a high dose rate brachytherapy unit, a SRS Gamma Knife Icon unit and two dedicated CT scanners. Clinical scientists and clinical technologists in Radiotherapy Physics work closely with oncologists, radiographers and engineers to deliver safe, accurate and effective radiotherapy treatment to individual patients.