STUDENTS from South Bromsgrove High School were given the chance to see a new £3million CyberKnife during a visit to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, writes Natalia Lejzak.
The CyberKnife is a method of radiotherapy where a robot delivers x-rays or electrons directly to a tumour with pinpoint accuracy, improving treatment for cancer patients.
The pupils also found out about different career paths available to those studying physics.
Senior clinical scientist Dr Geoff Heyes put the programme together so students could learn about the different physics-based roles within the hospital
Among the things they learned were that the NHS employed more scientists than anywhere else in Europe and that the starting wage of a graduate clinical scientist was £30,000.