Established in August 1998, the Department of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy is leading provincially and domestically in radiotherapy techniques and quality assurances equipped with state of the art linear accelerators (LINAC), treatment planning systems, and other facilities. Elekta Synergy, introduced in 2011, was the first LINAC in Zhejiang Province that is capable of delivering image guided volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) .Other facilities include one Varian LINAC (model 2300C/D),one Philips Briliance simulator CT with a big bore, Philips Pinnacle and BrainLAB Brainscan treatment planning systems, MOSAIQ systems, etc.
The department is consist of ward, physics rooms, linear accelerator treatment rooms, simulation room, and moulding room with a total personnel of 33. The department has 56 beds and treats more than 30,000 patients per year. We offer the treatment services of 3D conformal radiotherapy (CRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated radiotherapy (VMAT),total body irradiation (TBI), X knife and stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT) with the assistance of 4D CT scan, adaptive breath control technique and CBCT based image guiding technique. Combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy is one of the major department characteristics, which has been applied in the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, bladder cancer, and gastric cancer, etc.
Clinical and Scientific research is highly valued in the department. There are more than 200 papers published both domestically and internationally. The department achieved two China National New Style Functional Patents and one China National Invention Patent since the establishment of the department. Now the department is leading one key research grant from Zhejiang province government, one key research grant from Wenzhou Science and Technology Bureau, and several national and provincial natural science research funding. The department also participates in two Key Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program during the Eleventh Five-year Plan Period. Research achievements have won one award of China National Science and Technology Award on Medicine (Third Prize, 2007), two awards of Zhejiang Province Innovation Award on Health and Medicine (First Prize, 2007; Third Prize, 2013), two awards of Zhejiang Province Science and Technology Award (Third Prize, 2007; Third Prize, 2013), two awards of Wenzhou Science and Technology Advancement Award (Second Prize, 2007; Third Prize, 2013), etc. The department was named by hospital as one of the key disciplines in 2008.